The following is a live recording and interview with Erika Luckert and Avia Tadmor. Erika is a poet from Edmonton, Canada. She completed a BA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta before moving to New York City to pursue her MFA in Poetry at Columbia University. Erika was a nominee for the Canadian National Magazine Award in Poetry, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in Room Magazine, Glass Buffalo, The Prairie Journal, The Belleville Park Pages, and others. She also teaches creative writing and translates poetry from the French. Avia is an Israeli poet and translator. She holds a BA in psychology from Harvard College and is currently completing her MFA at Columbia University, where she teaches writing and serves as director of the Columbia Artist/Teachers Program. Her work appeared or is forthcoming in Asymptote, Columbia Journal, Barely South Review, The Grief Diaries, and Mantis. She teaches poetry workshops at Gilda’s Club of New York, a day center for people living with cancer and their caregivers.