Lori Burlingame has a B.A. from Allegheny College and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. She is a professor of English at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Her area of specialization is Native American literature, and she is the author of articles on twentieth-century Native American fiction.
Jarold Ramsey has a B.A. from the University of Oregon, a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and was on the English faculty at the University of Rochester from 1965 to 1997. He now lives on his family ranch in Oregon. His books on Indian literature include Coyote Was Going There and Reading the Fire: The Traditional Indian Literatures of America.