Kathleen Ahrens is an English professor at PolyU; a fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities; the international regional advisor chairperson for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; director of the HKBU International Writers' Workshop (2012-2017); and programme director for Hong Kong International Poetry Nights (2013). She has two bilingual picture books, Numbers Do and Ears Hear published with Sun Ya Press.
Mukta has been expressing her thoughts through poetry and prose since school days. She moved to Hong Kong in 2010 and has published two collections of poems: Wanton Thoughts; and 3:15 pm: Musings in Hong Kong. Head of People and Talent Development for Asia-Pacific at Societe Generale, she earlier worked for Ogilvy and Mather Advertising, Tata TD Waterhouse Securities/Asset Management and Essar Group in India.