Sylvia Vardell is a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University. Her work focuses on poetry for chldren, including a regular blog, PoetryforChildren. She is the regular "Everyday Poetry" columnist for ALA's BookLinks magazine and the 2014 recipient of the ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award.
Liz Van Doren is the Editorial Director at Boyds Mill Press and Highlights for Children. Kerry McManus is the Marketing and Permissions Manager at Boyds Mills Press and Highlights for Children. Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, is the only children's imprint in the United States specifically dedicated to poetry.