carl adamshick has published poems in American Poetry Review, Missouri Review, and other journals. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
kim addonizio’s latest books are Lucifer at the Starlite and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within (both W. W. Norton, 2009). She is also the author of two novels, Little Beauties (Simon & Schuster, 2005) and My Dreams out in the Street (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Her awards include two NEA Fellowships and a Guggenheim. She lives in Oakland, California. www.kimaddonizio.com
amin ahmad worked as an architect for many years, restoring old houses. His essays have been published in Narrative Magazine and the anthology The Good Men Project. He is currently at work on a family memoir entitled The Lost House: A Son’s Journey Through the Darkness of Indian History.
laura albritton's writing has most recently appeared in Sculpture magazine and Florida English. Her short fiction has appeared in 20 literary reviews. She obtained her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener Fellow. Her first novel is currently under representation.
vicente aleixandre (1898–1984), one of Spain’s leading twentieth-century poets, received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1977. The poems here are from Poems of Consummation (1968), as yet unpublished in English.
meena alexander has six books of poetry including Quickly Changing River (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2008); Poetics of Dislocation (2009) appeared in the University of Michigan Press’s Poets on Poetry series. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center.
sue allison’s most recently published essay is included in Best American Essays 2009, another is forthcoming in American Scholar.
keith althaus has published two books of poems: Rival Heavens (Provincetown Arts Press, 1993) and Ladder of Hours (Ausable Press, 2005). He lives in North Truro, Massachusetts.
roberto appratto is the author of eight books of poetry, among them Velocidad controlada, Arenas movedizas, and Levemente ondulado. He has also written numerous books of prose, such as 18 y Yaguarón, and a study of literature and film. He contributes cultural commentaries to El País (Montevideo) and El Diario de poesía (Buenos Aires).
c. morgan babst is a New Orleans native who lives and writes in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from New York University, where she was a Goldwater fellow, and her fiction has appeared in the New Orleans Review. She is currently at work on a novel about Hurricane Katrina.
nancy bacelo moved to Montevideo in 1950, where she studied Spanish language and literature. She authored fifteen books of poetry, among many other literary contributions, and won numerous prizes including the Premio Municipal and the Premio del Ministerio de la Cultura. She passed away in 2007.
peter balakian is the author of June-Tree: New and Selected Poems 1974–2000 (HarperCollins, 2001) and Black Dog of Fate (Basic Books, 1997), which won the PEN/Albrand Prize for memoir. He directs Creative Writing at Colgate. www.peterbalakian.com
linda bamber teaches in the English Department of Tufts University. Her poetry collection, Metropolitan Tang, was published by Black Sparrow/Godine and Comic Women, Tragic Men: Gender and Genre in Shakespeare by Stanford University Press. Her poems, stories, essays and reviews have appeared places like The New York Times Book Review, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, Raritan, and Ploughshares.
mary jo bang is the author of six collections of poems, including Elegy, which was awarded the National Book Critics Circle. Her most recent book, The Bride of E, was published by Graywolf Press in 2009. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
d. y. béchard grew up throughout Canada and the United States. His first novel, Vandal Love (Doubleday Canada, 2006), has been published in French and Arabic and won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He has done freelance reporting from Northern Iraq and Afghanistan, and his articles, stories, and translations have appeared in a number of magazines and newspapers. Cures for Hunger, his memoir about growing up with his father who was a bank robber, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. He currently divides his time between Cambridge and Montreal.
mark belair is a drummer/percussionist based in New York City. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Fulcrum, Michigan Quarterly Review, South Carolina Review, and the Texas Review among others. He has been nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. www.markbelair.com
elana bell's manuscript Eyes, Stones was chosen by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman award and will be published by Louisiana State Universtity Press in 2012. Her work is recently published or forthcoming in CALYX Journal, Bellevue Literary Review, and Storyscape Journal. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Drisha Institute, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Elana serves as the writer in residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters.
karen e. bender is the author of a novel, Like Normal People. Her second novel will be published by Counterpoint Press in 2013. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
amanda berenguer's outstanding poetry production includes a wealth of volumes. Most of them are reunited in La constelación del navío, 2002. La cuidadora del fuego, her last collection, was published in 2010.
lillian bertram’s poems have appeared in Bat City Review, Callaloo, Georgetown Review, and Cornstock Review among others. Her photography has appeared in Makeout Creek. She is a Cave Canem Fellow. www.lillianbertramphotography.com lillian-thismouthismine.blogspot.com
joelle biele is the author of White Summer (Southern Illinois University Press and Crab Orchard Review, 2002) and editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).
michael biggins’s Slovene-to English translation credits include collections of poetry by Tomaž Šalamun (Twisted Spoon Press, 2001; Saturnalia Press, 2004; and forthcoming with Harcourt in 2010); novels by Vladimir Bartol (Scala House Press, 2004) and Drago Jančar (Northwestern University Press, 1998 and 2001), and a Holocaust memoir by Slovene Italian author Boris Pahor (Harcourt, 1995). He curates the Slavic and East European studies library collections and teaches Slavic languages, both at the University of Washington in Seattle.
remica l. bingham is a Cave Canem Fellow whose work has been published in New Letters, Callaloo, Gulf Coast, and Essence. Her first book, Conversion (Lotus Press), won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and was shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. A book of her selected poems, The Seams of Memory, will be translated into Arabic and published in 2010 in conjunction with the Kalima Project. She currently serves as the Writing Competency Coordinator at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. www.remicalbingham.com
nicholas birns teaches at Eugene Lang College, the New School, New York. He wrote about Samuel Menashe in Midstream and The Hollins Critic. He is the author of Theory After Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory (Broadview, 2010).
jeffrey bishop is a Brooklyn-based artist who studied at Tufts University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the University of Washington. His works are included in a number of corporate and private collections, and have been shown at the Seattle Art Museum, as well as at numerous galleries on the East and West Coasts.
sean bishop is the 2010–11 Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the former managing editor of Gulf Coast. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio; Hayden’s Ferry Review; Mid-American Review; Minnesota Review; Ninth Letter; Poetry; and elsewhere.
malachi black’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Columbia, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, he has also received recent fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, and UT-Austin’s Michener Center for Writers. He was a John Atherton Scholar at the 2010 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
sophie cabot black has two poetry collections with Graywolf Press, The Misunderstanding of Nature (1994) and The Descent (2004), and a forthcoming third book, The Exchange. Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, including the Atlantic, New Republic, The New Yorker, Paris Review, and Poetry. She currently teaches at Columbia University.
diann blakely’s most recent book is Cities of Flesh and the Dead. She is currently at work on a fourth collection of poems, Rain in our Door: Duets with Robert Johnson.
ross bleckner’s paintings are held in collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. www.rbleckner.com
paula bohince is the author of two poetry collections, both from Sarabande Books: Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods (2008) and The Children (2012). She has received a 2009 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the 2010-2011 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. She lives in Pennsylvania.
roger bonair-agard is a native of Trinidad & Tobago, and a Cave Canem fellow. He is the author of 2 collections, tarnish & masquerade (Cypher Books, 2006) and GULLY (Cypher Books, Peepal Tree Press, 2010). Co-founder and Artistic Director of NYC's louderARTS Project, Roger is an MFA candidate at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Program. He lives poet-in-residence with Young Chicago Authors. rogerbonair.blogspot.com
bruce bond is the author of eight published books of poetry, most recently The Visible (LSU, 2012), Peal (Etruscan, 2009), and Blind Rain (Finalist, the Poet’s Prize, LSU, 2008). His tetralogy of new books, entitled Choir of the Wells, will be published by Etruscan Press in 2013. He is a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas and Poetry Editor for American Literary Review.
todd boss's debut poetry collection, Yellowrocket (W. W. Norton, 2008) will be followed by his second collection, Pitch (W. W. Norton, 2012). He lives in Saint Paul with his wife and children, and is the co-founder of Motionpoems, a poetry film initiative at www.motionpoems.com. More about Todd at www.toddbosspoet.com.
louise bourgeois (1911-2010) was born in Paris and studied art at various schools, including the Ecole du Louvre, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Académie Julian, and Atelier Fernand Léger. In 1938, she emigrated to the United States and continued her studies at the Art Students League in New York. Her work is in the collections of most major museums.
catherine bowman is the author of four collections of poetry: Notarikon, The Plath Cabinet, Rock Farm, and 1-800-HOT-RIBS and the editor of Word of Mouth, an anthology of poems. Her poems have appeared in six editions of Best American Poetry as well as many literary magazines and journals. She is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry and former director of the creative writing program at Indiana University.
gillian brassil is a writer based in Providence and New York. She is currently translating a Mario Bellatin novella.
gabriel brownstein is the author of a collection of short stories, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W (Norton, 2002; winner of the 2002 PEN/Hemingway Award) and a novel, The Man From Beyond. He teaches at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
carmen bugan is a visiting lecturer in the departments of English and Comparative literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She is the author of the collection of poems Crossing the Carpathians (Carcanet, 2004), and her critical study, Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry is forthcoming. Her most recent selection of poems has been anthologized in Joining Music with Reason, edited by Christopher Ricks. She is a recipient of an Arts Council of England Award and has held writing fellowships at Wolfson College, Oxford, and the Hawthornden International Retreat for writers in Scotland.
michael burkard’s books include Envelope of Night, Unsleeping, Entire Dilemma, and My Secret Boat. In November, Nightboat Books will publish a new collection of poems, lucky coat anywhere. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. His improvised songs are available at redhouseartradio.org.
stephen burt is professor of English at Harvard. His collection of essays, Close Calls with Nonsense, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. The Art of the Sonnet, written with David Mikics, was published by Harvard University Press in 2010.
eric calderwood is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University, where his research focuses on Spain and Morocco. His essays have appeared in American Scholar, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere.
peter campion is the author of two books of poems, Other People (2005) and The Lions (2009), both from the University of Chicago Press. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota.
rafael campo teaches and practices primary care medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. His most recent book, The Enemy (Duke University Press, 2007), won the Sheila Motton Book Prize from the New England Poetry Club. New work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, the Progressive, Slate.com, Threepenny Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere. www.rafaelcampo.com
clare cavanagh is a professor of Slavic languages at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her translations include the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska.
marjorie celona’s first novel, Y (Free Press/Simon & Schuster) will be published in 2013. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was recently the Olive B. O’Connor fellow at Colgate University. Her stories have appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Glimmer Train, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she lives in Cincinnati.
victoria chang’s second book of poems was published in 2008 by the University of Georgia Press as part of the VQR Poetry Series. Her first book won the Crab Orchard Review Open Competition Prize in Poetry and the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in Paris Review, Poetry, New England Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and Best American Poetry 2005. She also edited an anthology titled: Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, published by the University of Illinois Press (2004). She lives in Irvine, California, and works as a business consultant and writer. www.victoriamchang.com victoriamchang.blogspot.com
danielle chapman’s work appears in Poetry, Atlantic Monthly, and Threepenny Review. She is the director of Literary Arts and Events for the City of Chicago.
georges-olivier châteaureynaud, a fabulist widely known in his native France, has been honored with the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle, and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire at Utopiales. His stories have appeared in many periodicals, including Conjunctions, Words Without Borders, AGNI Online, Epiphany, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Postscripts, and The Brooklyn Rail, and have been translated into fourteen languages. A Life on Paper, a volume of selected stories, was published by Small Beer Press in 2010.
chip cheek is an instructor and staff member at Grub Street, aliterary arts nonprofit in Boston. His work has appeared in WashingtonSquare, Night Train, Minnetonka Review, and Quick Fiction, among otherjournals, as well as Brevity and Echo: An Anthology of Short ShortStories (Rose Metal Press) and What If: Writing Exercises for FictionWriters, by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter (Pearson). He has won ascholarship to the Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop and beennominated for Best New American Voices. He is currently at work on anovel.
mark chiusano is a 2012 graduate of Harvard College. His stories have been published or are forthcoming in Narrative, Blip Magazine, the Utopian, the Bad Version, plain china, and the Harvard Advocate.
heather clark is Associate Professor of Literature at Marlboro College and teaches Irish Studies at NYU's Glucksman Ireland House. She is the author of The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast 1962-1972 (Oxford, 2006), which won the Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature and the Donald Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Book from the American Conference for Irish Studies. Her second monograph, The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in November 2010.
barbara cohen is the author of several books of photography, including Dog in the Dunes: Revisited (Fields Publications, 2005), Dog in the Dunes (Andrews McMeel, 1998), Provincetown (University Press of New England, 2002), and New York Love Affair (Fields Publications, 2010). Her drawings appear in the slide registry at The Drawing Center in New York, and she has exhibited her paintings and sculpture in numerous galleries and museums across the country. She lives and works in Provincetown and Manhattan. www.barbaracohen.com
martha collins is the author of the book-length poem Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006), which won an Anisfield-Wolf Award, as well as four earlier collections of poems and two collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry. A new collection of poems, White Papers, is forthcoming from Pittsburgh in 2012.
greg colson’s work is in many public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Panza Collection in Lugano, Switzerland, Sammlung Rosenkranz in Berlin, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Colson was born in Seattle, Washington, and studied at California State University, Bakersfield, and Claremont Graduate School. He lives and works in California. gregcolsonart.com
mark conway won the 2009 American Poetry Journal Book Prize. His book, Dreaming Man, Fall Down, will be published by Dream Horse Press in 2010.
peter cooley lives in New Orleans, where he teaches creative writing at Tulane University. Among his eight books of poetry are The Company of Strangers, Nightseasons, A Place Made of Starlight, and most recently Divine Margins.
robert cording teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross. He has published five collections of poems, most recently Common Life (CavanKerry Press, 2006). He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry and two poetry grants from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. His poems have appeared in the Nation, Georgia Review, Southern Review, Poetry, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Orion, and The New Yorker.
stephen cramer's first book of poems, Shiva's Drum, was selected by Grace Schulman for the National Poetry Series and published in 2004. His second, Tongue & Groove, was published by University of Illinois Press in 2007. His work has appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, African American Review, Atlanta Review, Green Mountains Review, and Hayden's Ferry Review. He is currently polishing up a third collection of poetry with help from a grant from The Vermont Arts Council. He teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont and lives with his wife and daughter in Burlington.
mary crow, former Poet Laureate of Colorado and author of eleven collections of poetry and translation, has a new book of poems, Addicted to the Horizon, due to appear in 2012. Her book of translations of the poems of Roberto Juarroz (Argentina) appeared in 2011. She has just returned from a residency at El Gouna Writers Residencies in Egypt.
john culbert’s fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Wave Composition, and the Manchester Review. His critical study, Paralyses: Literature, Travel, and Ethnography in French Modernity (University of Nebraska, 2010), was the winner of the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Prize in French Studies. He teaches at the University of British Columbia.
brian culhane's poetry has appeared in such journals as The Hudson Review, The New Republic, The New Criterion, and The Paris Review. In 2007, he was awarded the Emily Dickinson Prize, given to a poet over fifty for a first book; his winning manuscript, The King's Question, was subsequently published by Graywolf Press. His poem “Philosopher's Wool” was recently nominated by Able Muse for the “Best of the Net.” For more information, visit brianculhane.com.
craig curtis has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of California, Irvine.
tadeusz dabrowski lives in Gdańsk, Poland. He has published five volumes of poetry, which have won him major Polish prizes, including the Koscielski Award and the “Little Sceptre,” conferred on him by Tadeusz Rozewicz. English translations of his poems by Antonia Lloyd-Jones have appeared in several leading literary journals, and a collection called Black Square is being published by Zephyr Press this summer.
ryan daley lives, works and writes in Brooklyn. His poetry appears in numerous places, especially on his blog, Muchísimas. His translations have appeared in Golden Handcuffs Review and V Magazine. He teaches at CUNY and designs web site content.
christina davis is the author of Forth a Raven (Alice James, 2006) and the recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship, as well as residencies from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She is curator of the George Edward Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University.
ellen davis’s work has appeared in AGNI, California Quarterly, the Emily Dickinson Journal, and Harvard Review. She teaches at Boston University.
marty davis studied printmaking at UNC Chapel Hill, The Corcoran College of Art & Design, Pratt Institute, and Provincetown's Fine Arts Work Center. She works with collage, paint, etching, photo etching, drypoint, aquatint and monotypes. Ms. Davis has exhibited widely throughout the northeast and is represented in collections in Washington, New York, and Boston.
william virgil davis’s most recent book is Landscape and Journey (Ivan R. Dee, 2009), winner of New Criterion’s Poetry Prize and the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Poetry. He has published three other books of poetry: One Way to Reconstruct the Scene (Yale University Press, 2009), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize; The Dark Hours (Calliope Press, 1984), which won the Calliope Press Chapbook Prize; and Winter Light (University of North Texas Press, 1990). He is also the author of half a dozen books of literary criticism, most recently R. S. Thomas: Poetry and Theology (Baylor University Press, 2007). He is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Baylor University.
anna deeny teaches in the History and Literature Department at Harvard. She has translated the poetry of Marosa di Giorgio, Idea Vilariño, Mercedes Roffé, and Raúl Zurita. Her translation of Zurita's Purgatorio (1973) was published by the University of California in 2009.
chard deniord is the author of three books of poetry, Night Mowing (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990). His fourth book, The Double Truth, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2011. His poems and essays have appeared recently in following journals: New England Review, Literary Imagination, Salmagundi, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Kenyon Review, and Hudson Review. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Providence College. He lives in Putney, Vermont. www.charddeniord.com
catherine zobal dent’s stories have been published in North American Review, PANK, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. She teaches in the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University.
maggie dietz is co-editor most recently of the anthology An Invitation to Poetry (W. W. Norton, 2006). Her book of poems, Perennial Fall (University of Chicago Press, 2006), won New Hampshire’s Jane Kenyon Award.
anthony domestico is pursuing a PhD in English at Yale. His essays have appeared in Commonweal, the New Haven Review, and the Critical Flame.
matt donovan is the author of Vellum (Mariner, 2007), which won the Bakeless Poetry Prize and the Larry Levis Reading Prize. His poems have appeared in many journals, including, most recently, American Poetry Review, Agni, and the Kenyon Review. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an NEA Literature Fellowship, he teaches creative writing at the College of Santa Fe.
william doreski’s most recent collection of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (Pygmy Forest Press, 2009).
brian doyle is the author of nine books: five collections of essays, two nonfiction books, The Grail, about a year on an Oregon vineyard, and The Wet Engine, about the “muddles & musics of the heart,” and two collections of proems, most recently Thirsty for Joy: Australian and American Voices. His novel Mink River has just been published by Oregon State University Press.
amy dryansky’s first book, How I Got Lost So Close to Home (1999), was published by Alice James Books. She currently works for a regional land trust and writes about being a mother/artist/poet at her blog Pokey Mama. Her second collection, Grass Whistle, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry.
denise duhamel is the author, most recently, of Ka-Ching! (University ofPittsburgh Press, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), Mille et unSentiments (Firewheel, 2005) and Queen for a Day: Selected and NewPoems (Pittsburgh, 2001). A recipient of a National Endowment forthe Arts fellowship, she is a professor at Florida InternationalUniversity in Miami.
kristin dykstra is the translator of Did You Hear about the Fighting Cat? by Omar Pérez (2010), along with other books of poetry by Pérez and Reina María Rodríguez. Her recent translations of work by Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Flores, Pedro Marqués and Angel Escobar appear in Review, Asymptote, Bombay Gin, The Brooklyn Rail, and La Habana Elegante.
adam eaglin is from Summerfield, North Carolina, and holds degrees in literature and writing from Duke University and Boston University. His poetry and reviews have appeared in Gulf Coast, Cave Wall, and Words Without Borders. A recipient of a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, he works in publishing in New York City.
keith ekiss is a Jones Lecturer in Creative Writing at Stanford University and the past recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers’ Conferences, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. His first book, Pima Road Notebook, is forthcoming from New Issues Poetry & Prose. keithekiss.com
elaine equi is the author of Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award and on the short list for Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize. Her other books include Surface Tension (Coffee House Press, 1989), Decoy (Coffee House Press, 1994), and Voice-Over (Coffee House Press, 1998), which won the San Francisco State University Poetry Award. A new collection, Click and Clone, is forthcoming in 2011. Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The Nation, Poetry, The New Yorker, and several editions of The Best American Poetry. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA programs at The New School and City College of New York.
tory fair is a Boston-based sculptor who studied at Harvard University and the Massachusetts College of Art. She was recently featured in Sculpture Magazine and has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Art in America. She is an assistant professor of sculpture at Brandeis University.
patricia fargnoli is the author of four books and two chapbooks. Her latest book, Then, Something (Tupelo Press, 2009), won the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Motton Award, ForeWord Reviews’ Silver Poetry Book of the Year Award, and an Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention. Her recent work appears in Alaska Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, Poetry International, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.
kate farrell has taught writing at Columbia University and is the author of several books, including Sleeping on the Wing: An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing (Random House, 1981), co-written with Kenneth Koch. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Partisan Review, Hudson Review, Mississippi Review, Image and other journals. A recent poem was chosen for this year’s Best Spiritual Writing.
qin feng was born in Xinjiang Province in 1961 and graduated from the Shandong Art Institute, Shandong Province, China. In 1996 he moved to Berlin to teach at the Berlin University of Art. His work has been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, the Moscow Biennale, and many other museums and galleries. He is the recipient of art awards from the City of Berlin and the Vermont Art Center.
roland flexner’s sumi ink drawings are based on the Japanese art of sumi- nagashi. He is represented by D’Amelio Terras Gallery in New York and Gallery Joe in Philadelphia, among others. www.rolandflexner.com
stephanie ford lives in Los Angeles. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Phoebe, Cream City Review, and Tin House among others.
adam fowler, a New York-based artist, received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001. He has had four solo exhibitions since 2005 and over thirty-five group shows throughout the United States. Fowler is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant as well as a Young Artist Program Grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and
Humanities in Washington, D.C. His work was recently included in “Slash: Paper Under the Knife” at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. adamfowler.com
david francis is author of The Great Inland Sea (2006) and Stray Dog Winter (2008), both from MacAdam/Cage. He currently lives in Los Angeles but spends part of each year on his family farm in rural Australia. www.straydogwinter.com
paul franz received his BA in Classics from Harvard and his MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. He currently works in Toronto as a freelance writer and editor.
eric freeze is an Assistant Professor of English at Wabash College. He has published essays and stories in a number of periodicals including Boston Review, The Southern Review, Tampa Review, and The Normal School. His first short story collection Dominant Traits will be published in spring 2012 with Dufour Editions.
edward gauvin, a writer and translator, has received fellowships from the Clarion Foundation and the American Literary Translators Association. He has been a resident at Ledig House and the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. A consulting editor for graphic literature at Words Without Borders, he translates comics for Archaia, First Second, and Tokyopop. His work on fabulist Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud marks the author’s first appearances in English. Other translations have been featured in Subtropics, Two Lines, and Absinthe. www.edwardgauvin.com
ina geissler was born in Hamburg and studied painting at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. She has exhibited widely in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. and won several prizes and scholarships such as the prolific Villa Serpentara in Olevano, Italy. Geissler lives and works in Berlin. www.inageissler.de
helen gerritzen’s print work has been exhibited internationally in Chicago, Boston, London, Tokyo, and Istanbul, including shows at Open Studio Gallery in Toronto and Malaspina Gallery in Vancouver. Gerritzen was born in Canada and currently resides in Houston, Texas.
david goldes was initially trained as a scientist before pursuing an MFA in photography. His work is included in many permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Goldes currently lives and works in Minneapolis where he serves on the faculty of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. davidgoldes.com
elisa gonzalez is an English major at Yale University. She is originally from central Ohio, where she began writing poetry at age seven. Due to her time in the national spelling bee, she possesses a vast and mostly useless vocabulary.
james grabill has had four Lynx House Press books, among others. Since the early ‘70s, his poems have appeared in literary periodicals such as kayak, Field, Poetry Northwest, New Letters, Poetry East, The New York Quarterly, Ur Vox, Caliban, South Dakota Review, The Bitter Oleander, The Common Review, The Prose Poem, Poet Lore, Cimarron Review, and Willow Springs. He teaches writing (technical writing and creative writing), literature (Beat Lit, Shakespeare, creative nonfiction), and sustainability.
elizabeth t. gray jr. is a poet, translator, and corporate consultant. The Green Sea of Heaven, her translations of Iran’s mystical lyric poet Hāfiz-i Shīrazī (d. 1389), were published in 1995 by White Cloud Press. Poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry International, The Kenyon Review Online, Little Star, The Cimarron Review, The Cortland Review, The New Orleans Review and Provincetown Arts. She serves on the Boards of Friends of Writers and the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. She lives in New York City. www.elizabethtgrayjr.com.
elizabeth greenspan is an urban anthropologist and lecturer at Harvard University. She is writing a book on Ground Zero.
silvia guerra has published several books of poetry, among them La sombra de la azucena (2000) and Nada de nadie (2001), as well as a prose biography of Lautréamont, Fuera del relato (2007). She helped organize the Primer Festival Hispanoamericano de Poesía in Uruguay and co-directs a poetry press, La Flauta Mágica, with Roberto Echavarren.
cartiér journal gwin was born in Memphis, TN. She received her BA in Spanish from Millsaps College in 2010. She served as editor-in-chief of the Stylus (2008), which received a Southern Literary Festival award in 2009. She is currently at work on a collection of poems.
jennifer haigh is the author of several books: The Condition (Harper Perennial, 2008), Mrs. Kimble (Harper Perennial, 2005), Baker Towers (William Morrow & Co., 2005), and Faith (Harper, 2011). Her short stories have appeared in the Atlantic, Granta, Ploughshares, and many other places. A collection will be published by HarperCollins in 2012.
shrode hargis is an English Instructor at the University of Alabama.
michael s. harper has taught at Brown University since 1970, where he is University Professor. He was the First Poet Laureate of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, 1988–93, and editor of I Do Believe in People: Remembrances of W. Warren Harper, 1915–2004 (Effendi Press, 2005 / Brown Graphics Department). His latest book of poems, Use Trouble, was published in 2009 by Illinois University Press.
greg harris teaches writing at Harvard University. His translation of Indonesian author Seno Gumira Ajidarma’s novel, Jazz, Perfume, and the Incident was published by Lontar Press in 2002.
jonathan hart is Director of Comparative Literature and Professor of English at University of Alberta. He has published books of poetry, literary criticism and theory, and history. His most recent books are Empires and Colonies (Polity Press, 2008), the edited collection City of the End of Things (Oxford University Press, 2009), and the poetry collection Dreamwork (AU Press, 2010). He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Cambridge University, Princeton University, University of Zaragoza, and the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III).
matthea harvey is the author of four books of poetry—Of Lamb (an illustrated erasure with Amy Jean Porter), Modern Life, Sad Little Breathing Machine and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form as well as a fable for children and adults, The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel.
jeremy allan hawkins‘s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Salamander, and Ninth Letter, among others. He is an alumnus of the US Fulbright Program and currently lives in France.
john hennessy is the author of a collection of poems, Bridge and Tunnel (Turning Point Books, 2007). He held the Amy Clampitt Resident-Fellowship in 2007–2008 and presently teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
dewitt henry’s most recent book is Safe Suicide: Narratives, Essays, and Meditations. He was the founding editor of Ploughshares and teaches at Emerson College. www.dewitthenry.com
david hernandez’s poetry collections include Always Danger (SIU Press, 2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and A House Waiting for Music (Tupelo Press, 2003). His poems have appeared in FIELD, Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, Missouri Review, and Southern Review. www.davidahernandez.com
scott hightower's third collection, Part of the Bargain, received the 2004 Hayden Carruth Award. His translations from Spanish poetry have garnered a Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. Besides NYU, he has taught at Drew University, F.I.T., Fordham, and Poets House. His book reviews can be found in Fogged Clarity and The Brooklyn Rail. A native of central Texas, Hightower lives in New York City and sojourns in Spain. www.scotthightower.com
ernest hilbert attended Oxford University, where he edited the Oxford Quarterly. He was the poetry editor for Random House’s magazine Bold Type in New York City (1998-2003) and, more recently, of the Contemporary Poetry Review (2005-2010). He hosts the popular blog www.everseradio.com. He is an antiquarian book dealer in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, an archaeologist.
jane hirshfield’s sixth poetry collection, After (HarperCollins, 2006), was named a best book of 2006 by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and England’s Financial Times. Her work appears in The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Poetry, Orion, and five editions of Best American Poetry.
james hoch's poems have appeared in Slate, Kenyon Review, Gettysburg, Ninth Letter, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and many others. His book, A Parade of Hands, won the Gerald Cable Award and was published in March 2003 by Silverfish Review Press. His second book, Miscreants, appeared in 2007 from W.W. Norton. He resides with his wife and son in Nyack, NY and teaches at Ramapo College. www.jameshoch.net
alice hoffman is the author of twenty-five works of fiction, most recently The Third Angel and The Story Sisters, published by Shaye Areheart Books. She was the winner of the 2008 New England Booksellers Award for fiction. www.alicehoffman.com
michael homolka’s poems have appeared or are forthcomingin publications such as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review,Minnesota Review, Notre Dame Review, and West Branch. His book-lengthmanuscript has been a semi-finalist in the Crab Orchard, Sarabande,and Zone 3 contests. He lives and works in New York City.
cathy park hong’s first book, Translating Mo'um, was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and published in 2007 by W. W. Norton. Hong is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. She is an assistant professor at Sarah Lawrence College and serves as a poetry editor for jubilat magazine. cathyparkhong.com
henry hughes is a frequent contributor to Harvard Review. He is the author of two books of poetry, Men Holding Eggs and Moist Meridian. henryhughespoetry.wordpress.com
marcus jackson was born in Toledo, Ohio. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Cincinnati Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among many other publications. He has received fellowships from New York University and Cave Canem. His chapbook, Rundown, was recently published by Aureole Press. His debut collection of poems, Neighborhood Register, will be released in the Fall of 2011. www.poetmarcusjackson.com
cyan james was born in Lancaster, California, and completed her MFA at the University of Michigan. She has been published in Blackbird Review, Arkansas Review, Beloit Journal of Poetry, Barcelona Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She is currently finishing her first novel and a PhD in public health genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle.
joel janowitz has had over 30 one-person exhibitions, and his work is in the collections of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard. He has taught at Princeton University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and, since 2003, at Wellesley College. www.joeljanowitz.com
mark jarman’s most recent collection of poetry is Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems. He is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and an Elector of the Poets’ Corner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
jasper johns is one of the leading exponents of American Pop Art. He was born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1930 and grew up in South Carolina. Over the past fifty years Johns has created a vast and comprehensive collection which is shown in all important museums and collections of twentieth-century art. He lives and works in New York.
a. van jordan is the author of three collections of poetry, including M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A
(W. W. Norton, 2005). He serves on the faculty at the University of Michigan, and his fourth collection, The Cineaste, is forthcoming from Norton in 2013.
amaud jamaul johnson ’s debut collection, Red Summer (Tupelo 2006) was selected as winner of the Dorset Prize. A former Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford, his works have appeared in The Southern Review, VQR, Quarterly West, Indiana Review, Eleven Eleven, and Anti-, among others. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
jessica johnson’s poems and reviews have appeared in the Paris Review, The New Republic, and the Kenyon Review Online, among others. She lives in Portland, Oregon. In 2009 she received an Oregon Literary Fellowship.
gregory johnston began exhibiting in the early 1990’s in his native California. He has been represented by Stephen Haller Gallery of New York City since 1996. His work has been exhibited internationally, from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ho Chi Minh City to the Portale di Belgioioso in Italy, where he was artist-in-residence. Johnston lives and works in Long Island.
fady joudah’s The Earth in the Attic (Yale University Press, 2008) won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007. His translations of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry, If I Were Another (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), received a PEN award in 2010.
miranda july is a filmmaker, writer, and performing artist, whose work has been presented at The Kitchen, the Guggenheim Museum, and in two Whitney Biennials. She wrote, directed, and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which received a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Her short fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Harper's, and Zoetrope, and has aired on Public Radio.
sarah kafatou has been a research associate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard and has published a history of Latin America. Her translations from Sophocles and Euripides are on file at the National Theatre in London. Her paintings were shown in one-person exhibitions at the Galerie Melnikow in Germany and the Municipal Gallery of the City of Heraklion in Greece.
michael kardos is the author of the story collection One Last Good Time (Press 53, 2011) and the forthcoming novel The Three-Day Affair (Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic, 2012). Originally from the Jersey Shore, he now lives in Starkville, MS, where he co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State University. His website is michaelkardos.com
laura kasischke’s eighth collection of poetry, Space, in Chains, will be published by Copper Canyon in 2011. She was a Guggenheim Fellow for 2009.
j. kates is a poet and literary translator who lives in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.
jim kelly is sixty, lives in Michigan, and has been writing for over forty years. His one published story, “Instant Gandhi,” appeared in War, Literature & The Arts.
william kentridge is known for evocative prints, charcoal drawings, animated films, and theater productions. His work has been exhibited and collected by major museums around the globe including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
stephen kessler is the editor and principal translator of The Sonnets by Jorge Luis Borges (Penguin, 2010) and translator of Desolation of the Chimera by Luis Cernuda (White Pine Press, 2009). He is a recipient of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets.
amor kohli is an assistant professor in the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program at DePaul University, where he teaches literary and cultural studies.
leonard kress has published four collections of poetry, including The Orpheus Complex (Main Street Rag, 2009). His recent work has appeared in River Styx, Iowa Review, and Massachusetts Review. He teaches philosophy, religion, and creative writing at Owens College in Northwest Ohio. leonardkress.com
hasso krull is one of Estonia’s leading poets. He has published ten books of poetry, most recently Neli Korda Neli (Four By Four), as well as criticism and translations. His writing has earned numerous awards, including a Baltic Assembly Writing Award, and has been translated into Finnish, Swedish, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and many other languages. Krull was a featured speaker at the Poetry International Festival 2010. More of his work is available in English at poetryinternationalweb.org.
nicole lamy is the books editor of the Boston Globe.
deborah landau is the author of Orchidelirium and The Last Usable Hour, which will be published by Copper Canyon Press in 2011. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Tin House, and The Best American Erotic Poems. She directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University.
sydney lea’s ninth collection of poems, Young of the Year, is due out next year from Four Way Books, who will also publish his tenth, I Was Thinking of Beauty, in 2013. The founding editor of New England Review, he lives in northern Vermont. www.sydneylea.net
jay leeming is the author of Dynamite on a China Plate, a book of poems published by the Backwaters Press. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines including Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry East and Pleiades, and he has been a featured reader at Butler University, the Omega Institute, Robert Bly’s Great Mother Conference and the Woodstock Poetry Festival. He has taught poetry workshops in Santa Cruz, Minneapolis, England, Colorado, Oregon, Scotland, Rhode Island and Maine, and is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His second book, Miracle Atlas, is forthcoming from Big Pencil Press. He is the editor and founder of the magazine Rowboat: Poetry in Translation, and makes his home in Ithaca, New York.
jill leininger's poems are forthcoming in Cream City Review and will also appear in the collaborative exhibit "From Dexter to Sinister," which opens at the UMass Amherst gallery in April 2011. Roof Picnic Skies, New York, a chapbook of prose poems, will be published by Dancing Girl Press in Fall 2011.
chris leslie-hynan is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he received Teaching-Writing and Michener-Copernicus Fellowships. He is a Wisconsin native.
primo levi (1919–87) lived most of his life in Turin. During the Nazi occupation of Italy, he joined a partisan group in the Alps, but was soon arrested and sent to an internment camp at Fossoli and then to Auschwitz. After the war he worked as a chemist in a paint factory and wrote many books, including Survival in Auschwitz (Collier, 1961) and The Periodic Table (Schocken, 1984), which London’s Royal Institute voted in 2006 “the best science book ever.”
gwyneth lewis was the inaugural National Poet of Wales 2005–6. She is an award-winning poet and has published six books of poetry, three of them in her first language, Welsh. She is also the author of Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression and Two in a Boat. She composed the six-foot-high words on the front of the Wales Millennium Centre and is currently a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. www.gwynethlewis.com
jason lewis is now Jason Martinez. He is currently finishing his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico.
harriet levin won the prestigious 1996 Barnard New Women Poets Prize for her poetry manuscript, The Christmas Show, published by Beacon Press. Her poems have appeared in Partisan Review, New Letters, Iowa Review, Nimrod, and elsewhere. She won the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and the Grolier Poetry Prize, and was a Pew disciplinary winner in poetry in 1995. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she teaches at Drexel University.
ada limón’s first book, Lucky Wreck, was the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize, and her second book, This Big Fake World, was the winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize. Her third book of poems, Sharks in the Rivers, will be published by Milkweed Editions in Fall 2010. www.adalimon.com adalimon.blogspot.com
frannie lindsay’s books are Mayweed (Word Works Washington Prize, 2009); Lamb (Perugia, 2006); and Where She Always Was (Utah State University, 2004). In 2008, she was awarded the Missouri Review Prize. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also a classical pianist.
antonia lloyd-jones is a writer and translator of Polish literature, including poetry, fiction, and reportage. Her recent translations include novels by Pawel Huelle and Olga Tokarczuk.
brandon lussier’s poems and translations have been published or are forthcoming in The Columbia Review, Guernica, Drunken Boat, Circumference, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. His translation work has been anthologized in New European Poets and A Sharp Cut: Contemporary Estonian Poetry, and was reviewed in the Boston Review. He has spoken about literary translation at Princeton University and the American Literary Translators’ Association and is a former creative writing Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of a Javits Fellowship in poetry. He was a finalist for the 2011 Discovery/Boston Review prize for Poetry.
circe maia has published eight books of poetry, most recently Breve Sol, and four collections of prose. Her translations of Greek and English poets have appeared in Uruguayan magazines as well as foreign ones, and her poetry has been translated into Swedish and English. She is currently producing videos of her work. circemaia.org
clarence major, prize-winning poet and painter, is the author of ten books of poetry including Configurations: New and Selected Poems 1958-1998 (Copper Canyon, 1998), a National Book Award Bronze Medal finalist. He lives in Davis, California. www.clarencemajor.com
alexander maksik’s first novel, You Deserve Nothing (Europa Editions/John Murray Publishers) will be published in August. He is the recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching/Writing Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He’s presently the Provost’s Postgraduate Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. He lives in Paris and Iowa City. www.alexandermaksik.com
gerard malanga has a portfolio of poems forthcoming in Fulcrum. Archives Malanga, a four-volume set of fanzines, will appear in February 2011 from Owl Press. He makes his home with four cats in a country retreat in upstate New York. His website is gerardmalanga.com
corey marks’s Renunciation (University of Illinois Press, 2000) was a National Poetry Series selection. His recent poems have appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. He teaches and directs creative writing at the University of North Texas.
diane k. martin’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Field, New England Review, Poetry Daily, Crazyhorse, and Narrative. She was awarded second place in the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize competition, judged by B. H. Fairchild, in 2004, and included in Best New Poets 2005. She has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and won the Erskine J. Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace. Her first collection, Conjugated Visits, was published in 2010 by Dream Horse Press.
jason mastaler spent seven years as a member of the Advanced Computing Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He currently lives in Maine.
cleopatra mathis's seventh book of poems, Book of Dog, will appear in 2012 from Sarabande Books. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.
greg mcbride is the author of a chapbook, Back of the Envelope (Copperdome Press) and recipient of the 2008 Boulevard Emerging Poet prize. His work appears in Connecticut Review, Gettysburg Review, Hollins Critic, River Styx, Salmagundi, and Southern Poetry Review. A Vietnam veteran, he writes after thirty years of law practice and edits the Innisfree Poetry Journal. www.gregmcbridepoet.com
shara mccallum is the author of This Strange Land (forthcoming from Alice James Books), Song of Thieves (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003), and The Water Between Us (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999). Her poems have appeared in journals, anthologies, and textbooks in the U.S., U.K., Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel. They have been translated into Spanish and Romanian. Originally from Jamaica, she lives with her family in central Pennsylvania, where she directs the Stadler Center for Poetry and teaches creative writing and literature at Bucknell University.
madeline mcdonnell is the author of the tiny story collection, There Is Something Inside, It Wants to Get Out (Rescue Press, 2010). She has taught writing at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Iowa; she has also worked as an editor and lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary.
jill mcdonough’s poems have appeared in Threepenny Review, Poetry, New Republic, and Slate. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the NEA, the Fine Arts Work Center, Stanford’s Stegner Program, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Her first book of poems, Habeas Corpus, was published in 2008. Sheteaches at Boston University.
fred mcgavran, a graduate of Kenyon College and Harvard Law School, is counsel to Frost Brown Todd LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio. He won the Raymond Carver Award from Humbolt State University, the Tom Howard/John Reid Contest, and placed first in the horror category in a Writer’s Digest contest. In 2008, Black Lawrence Press published The Butterfly Collector, a collection of short stories.
john mcmanus is the author of the novel Bitter Milk (Picador, 2005) and the story collections Born on a Train (Picador, 2003) and Stop Breaking Down (Picador, 2000). He lives in Virginia.
kate mcquade is the author of a novel, Two Harbors (Kate Benson, Harcourt, 2005). She teaches English at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
cameron mcwhirter, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, is the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America (Holt, 2011). cameronmcwhirter.com
samuel menashe (1925-2011) was the first poet to be honored with the “Neglected Masters Award” given by Poetry magazine and the Poetry Foundation in 2004. After fighting in World War II and returning to Europe to earn a degree at the Sorbonne in 1950, Menashe published his first poem in the Yale Review in 1956. For many years he remained a marginal figure in the American poetry scene, but his work garnered much praise in the United Kingdom. His poetry collections included No Jerusalem But This (1971), Fringe of Fire (1973), To Open (1974), Collected Poems (National Poetry Foundation, 1986), The Niche Narrows (2000), and Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems (2005).
stephanie mendel’s book, March, before Spring (O’Brian and Whitaker Press, 1999) is in its third printing. She taught poetry in her home for eight years, and has work in Rattle, Saturday Evening Post, Cream City Review, MacGuffi n, and ONTHEBUS, among other journals and anthologies. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
r. k. mehta is a Boston-based writer and critic.
myron michael, proprietor of Rondeau Records, is a recording artist, writing teacher, and Cave Canem Fellow. His words appear online and in Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds (City Lights, 2009), Reverie, Pluck, Tea Party, and Nanomajority. He is the author of Scatter Plot (chapbook, forthcoming, Willow Books, 2010), and co-author of Hang Man (Move Or Die, 2010). He received an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area where he curates HELIOTROPE, a monthly reading series. myronmichael.org
sara michas-martin lives in San Francisco and teaches creative writing at Stanford and Goddard College. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the American Poetry Review, Believer, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, jubilat, and elsewhere.
richard michelson’s latest collection is Battles and Lullabies (University of Illinois Press, 2007). He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. richardmichelson.com
leslie adrienne miller’s most recent collection of poems, The Resurrection Trade was published by Graywolf Press in 2007. Her previous collections include Eat Quite Everything You See (Graywolf, 2002), Yesterday Had a Man in It (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998), Ungodliness (CMU, 1994), and Staying Up for Love (CMU, 1990). She is the recipient of the Loft McKnight Award of Distinction, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships in Poetry, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. She is a professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. www.lesliemillerpoet.com
matt w. miller is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing. His first book, Cameo Diner: Poems, was published in 2005 by Loom Press. He teaches English and coaches football at Phillips Exeter Academy. He lives, writes, and surfs in New Hampshire with his wife Emily and their two children, Delaney and Joseph.
deborah milstein’s work has appeared in The Drum (A Literary Magazine for Your Ears, drumlitmag.com), The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, and Provincetown Arts. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Lesley University.
kevin moffett's stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Tin House, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere, as well as in three editions of The Best American Short Stories. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2010 National Magazine Award. His story collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, is forthcoming in January 2012 from Harper. He lives in Claremont, California.
carol moldaw is the author of five books of poetry, including, most recently, So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems (Etruscan Press, 2010) and The Lightning Field, winner of the 2002 FIELD Prize (Oberlin Press, 2003). Her first novel, The Widening, was published by Etruscan Press in 2008. In the spring of 2011 she served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University.
david moolten is a physician specializing in transfusion medicine. He writes and practices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His most recent book of verse, Primitive Mood, won the T.S. Eliot Prize from Truman State and was published in 2009.
kamilah aisha moon A recipient of fellowships to Cave Canem, the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and The Vermont Studio Center, Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been featured or is forthcoming in several journals and anthologies, including jubilat, Sou’wester, The Oxford American, Lumina, Callaloo, Bittersweet, Open City, Essence, Bloom, Obsidian III, Mosaic, Gathering Ground, The Ringing Ear and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. A featured poet in conferences and venues around the country, Moon received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.
honor moore’s poetry collections are Red Shoes, Darling, and Memoir. She is the author of The Bishop’s Daughter, a memoir, and The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter. She edited Amy Lowell: Selected Poems and Poems from the Women’s Movement for the Library of America. With the author, she translated the novel Revenge by Taslima Nasrin for the Feminist Press. She lives in New York City.
daido moriyama was born in Ikeda-cho (now Ikeda-shi), Osaka, in 1938 and moved to Tokyo in 1961. His first solo exhibition was in Tokyo in 1970, and he has since exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, Modena, Cologne, New York, San Francisco, London, and many other cities. He is the recipient of a New Artist Award from the Japan Photo Critics Association, a Photographer of the Year Award from the Photographic Society of Japan, the Mainichi Art Award, Der Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Photographie, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Photographic Society of Japan. Farewell Photography was first published in 1972.
les murray is an Australian poet who lives and writes on an un-steep former dairy farm in the coastal hills of New South Wales. www.lesmurray.org
james nares is a New York–based painter and filmmaker. His work is included in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. In 2008, Anthology Film Archives hosted a retrospective of his films and videos. In spring 2013, Rizzoli will publish a monograph dedicated to Nares’ work in all media over the last four decades.
john nelson has contributed fiction and non-fiction to The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, Shenandoah, The Snowy Egret, and birding journals in the United States and England. He is the author of Cultivating Judgment (New Forums Press), a book about the teaching of critical thinking skills.
lisa nold holds an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. She is a 2008 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship for fiction writing. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories, The Glorious Fall of Karl Von Schuller, and a novel.
d. nurkse is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently The Border Kingdom. He received a 2009 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
kevin t. o’connor has recently published poetry in The Common, Notre Dame Review, Fulcrum, and The Recorder, and he is an editor of One on a Side: An Evening with Seamus Heaney and Robert Frost. He teaches at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
alicia ostriker 's thirteenth volume of poems, The Book of Seventy, received the 2010 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry. Ostriker is also the author of several books of criticism, most recently Dancing at the Devil's Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic. She currently teaches in the ow-residency Poetry MFA Program of Drew University.
martin ott, a former U.S. Army interrogator, lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. His fiction and poetry have appeared in nearly a hundred publications, including Confrontation Magazine, Hotel Amerika, Literary Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner and Zyzzyva, and he has optioned several screenplays. He has been nominated for two Pushcart prizes and his manuscript Children of Interrogation has been a finalist or semi-finalist in more than a dozen poetry prizes.
benjamin paloff’s first collection of poems, The Politics, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press. A poetry editor for Boston Review and a recent NEA fellow, he teaches at the University of Michigan. benjaminpaloff.com
gregory pardlo is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has received additional fellowships from the New York Times, the MacDowell Colony, and the Cave Canem Foundation. A finalist for the Essence Magazine Literary Award in poetry, his first book, Totem, won the 2007 APR/Honickman Prize. He is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at George Washington University. www.pardlo.com
kiki petrosino is the author of Fort Red Border (Sarabande Books, 2009). She lives in Iowa City.
siobhan phillips is an assistant professor at Dickinson College and the author of The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse (Columbia University Press, 2010). Her poems and essays have appeared in Literary Imagination, PMLA, Southwest Review, The Yale Review, and other journals.
kevin pilkington is part of the full time writing staff at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches a graduate workshop at Manhattanville College. In 2011, his next collection, The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree, will appear from Black Lawrence Press as well as his novel, Summer Shares, which will be published by Arche Books.
stanley plumly 's recent collection of poems, Old Heart (Norton, 2007), won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Paterson Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography (Norton, 2008) was runner-up for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Distinguished Biography. Plumly is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. In 2009, he was appointed Poet Laureate of Maryland, and in 2010 he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Plumly's new book of poems, Orphan Hours, will appear from W. W. Norton in the spring of 2012.
adélia prado is one of the foremost poets of Brazil, praised both in literary circles and in the mainstream media. Veja (Brazil’s Newsweek) praised her as “a writer of rare brilliance and invincible simplicity.” Author of seven books of poetry and eight of prose, she is recipient of the prestigious Jabuti Prize, among many others. The Alphabet in the Park: Selected Poems of Adélia Prado, translated by Ellen Doré Watson, was published by Wesleyan in 1990.
alison prine’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Green Mountains Review, Tar River Poetry, and The Pinch. She lives in Burlington, Vermont, where she works as a psychotherapist.
saara myrene raappana grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and received an MFA from the University of Florida, where she served as assistant editor of Subtropics. She has new poems published or forthcoming in 42opus, Inkwell, Isotope, South Carolina Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review and other journals. She is a managing editor for Cellpoems, a poetry journal distributed via text message.
katharine rauk’s chapbook, Basil, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2011. She has poems published or forthcoming in Georgetown Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Copper Nickel, Redivider, and others. She lives and teaches in Minneapolis.
theresa rebeck is a widely produced playwright, novelist and television writer. Her most recent New York theatre productions include Seminar, The Understudy, and Mauritius. She is the author of two novels, Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms with a View, and has written for many television shows including NYPD Blue.
victoria redel is the author of two books of poetry and three books of fiction, most recently the novel The Border of Truth (Counterpoint, 2007). A new collection of poems, Woman Without Umbrella, and a story collection, Make Me Do Things, are forthcoming in fall 2012 and fall 2013.
kathryn rhett is the author of Near Breathing, a memoir, and editor of Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis. She teaches writing at Gettysburg College and in an MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte.
susan rich has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, PEN USA, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is the author of Cures Include Travel and The Cartographer’s Tongue (both White Pine Press, 2006, 2000), winner of the Peace Corps Writers Award. Recently her poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, New England Review, and Poetry International. Her collection, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, will be published in 2010 by White Pine Press. She lives and writes in Seattle. poet.susanrich.net
gerhard richter was born in Dresden in 1932 and studied at the Dresden Art Academy in Communist East Germany. A few months before the erection of the Berlin Wall, he and his wife fled to Düsseldorf in West Germany. Richter had his first solo exhibition in Düsseldorf in 1963 and in 1972 was chosen to represent Germany at the Venice Biennale. He has been awarded the Oskar Kokoschka Prize (1988), the Praemium Imperiale, (1997) and the Wexner Prize (1988), among others. His first North American retrospective was held in 1988 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In 2001 the Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited a retrospective of his paintings.
joshua rivkin’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming from Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Epoch, Southern Review, Missouri Review, and Best New Poets 2010. He has received awards and fellowships from the Inprint-Brown Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Krakow Writer’s Seminar, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University.
ben roberts worked as a CT technologist and radiation therapist for many years, treating cancer. He currently holds a James A. Michener Fellowship at the University of Texas. His short stories have appeared in Quarterly West and the Coe Review.
david rompf lives in New York City. His essays, articles, and stories have appeared in Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Missouri Review, Creative Nonfiction, Berkeley Fiction Review, and many other publications.
george rosen is the author of Black Money (Scarborough House, 1990), a novel set in Kenya. His stories and journalism have appeared in Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, New York Times, Yale Review, and North American Review. He has received fellowships from the Artists Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and is currently working on a novel set in Mexico.
mira rosenthal is the author of The Local World, which won the 2010 Wick Poetry Prize, and the translator of two books of poetry by Polish poet Tomasz Różycki. Raised in northern California, she received her M.F.A. from the University of Houston. Among her awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN American Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the Fulbright Commission. Her poems and translations have been published in many literary journals and anthologies, including Slate, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, and West Branch. She is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
max ross is a writer living in New York. His work has appeared in the Onion, the Star-Tribune, and the Rumpus.
broc rossell was born in Los Angeles and lives in San Francisco. He attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently a candidate in the doctoral program at the University of Denver.
lee rossi's poetry, reviews and essays have appeared widely in such journals as the Sun, Poetry East, Nimrod, and Beloit Poetry Journal. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently staff reviewer and interviewer for the online magazine Pedestal.
michal rovner studied cinema, television, and philosophy at Tel-Aviv University and received a BFA in photography and art at the Bezalel Academy. She is the co-founder of Tel Aviv’s Camera Obscura Art School, and her work in video and film, as well as on paper and canvas, has been the subject of over fifty solo exhibitions. Michal’s work can be found in over thirty permanent collections worldwide. www.michalrovner.com
jess row is the author of The Train to Lo Wu. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Conjunctions, Granta, Ploughshares, Best American Short Stories, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He teaches at the College of New Jersey and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Nobody Ever Gets Lost, his second collection of stories, will be published in early 2011. www.jessrow.com
tomasz rÓŻycki Over the last ten years, Polish poet Tomasz Różycki has garnered almost every prize Poland has to offer, as well as widespread critical and popular acclaim in translation in numerous languages. He is the author of seven volumes of poetry, including the epic poem Twelve Stations, which won the Kościelski Prize, and the sonnet cycle Colonies, which was nominated for the Nike Prize. Colonies in Mira Rosenthal’s translation and Twelve Stations in Bill Johnston’s translation will be appearing from Zephyr Press in 2012. He lives in his hometown of Opole, Poland, with his wife and two children and teaches at Opole University.
michael sailstorfer was born in 1979 in Vilsbiburg, Germany. He studied at Art Academy, Munich, and Goldsmiths College, London. He is the recipient of a grant from the Dr. Reissmüller Foundation, the 2001 Ingolstadt A. T. Kearney Academy Award, a 2002 Award of the Darmstädter Sezession, the Christian Karl Schmidt Award for Contemporary Art, and the Leonhard und Ida Wolff Award of the City of Munich. His work has been exhibited in Spain, England, Switzerland, Italy, and Australia, with solo shows in Berlin, Munich, and Geneva. He lives and works in London.
tomaZ Salamun has had books translated into most of the European languages. He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia and occasionally teaches in the USA. His recent books translated into English are Woods and Chalices (Harcourt 2008), Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) and There's the Hand and There's the Arid Chair (Counterpath Press, 2009). His Blue Tower is due by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2010.
matt saunders was born in Tacoma, WA in 1975 and lives in Berlin, Germany. He shows at Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. He is currently teaching at Harvard.
jason schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books, and Striking Surface, winner of the 2009 Richard Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House.
philip schultz’s most recent book is The God of Loneliness, Selected and New Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). His last book, Failure (Harcourt, 2007 ), won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His memoir, My Dyslexia, will be published by Norton in the fall of 2011. He founded and directs The Writers Studio, a private school for writing with branches in Manhattan, Tucson, San Francisco and Amsterdam.
brian schwartz’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Ascent, Washington Square, Seattle Review, and other publications. He also writes the sports column, A Fan’s Notes, at TheRumpus.net. He teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.
nicole sealey , born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Central Florida, is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and Hedgebrook alumna. A finalist for the 2011 Third Coast Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming to Callaloo, Harvard Review, and Third Coast, among others.
michelle seaton ’s fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in the Sycamore Review, Quiddity International Journal, The Pinch and in Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been a contributor to the National Public Radio sports show, “Only a Game” for more than 15 years. She is also the co-author of several books, including The Way of Boys (William Morrow, 2009). Michelle teaches memoir and creative nonfiction at Grub Street, Boston’s nonprofit writing center. She is also the lead instructor and created the curriculum for Grub Street's Memoir Project, a program that offers free memoir classes to senior citizens in Boston neighborhoods. The project has visited ten Boston neighborhoods and produced three anthologies.
ronald a. sharp is Professor of English at Vassar College and former Editor of the Kenyon Review. His six books include Keats, Skepticism, and the Religion of Beauty and The Norton Book of Friendship, co-edited with Eudora Welty.
anne shaw is the author of Undertow, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize, and Shatter and Thrust, forthcoming from Persea Books. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals including Massachusetts Review, Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, Drunken Boat, Hotel Amerika, and New American Writing. Her extended experimental poetry project can be found at twitter.com/anneshaw.
neil shepard has published three books of poems, most recently This Far from the Source (Mid-List Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in such journals as Antioch Review, Boulevard, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Ploughshares, Paris Review, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and TriQuarterly. He currently teaches in the low-residency MFA Program at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania and at Adelphi University in New York. He is the long-time Editor of Green Mountains Review in Vermont.
michael shinagel is Senior Lecturer on English and Dean of Continuing Education and University Extension, Harvard University.
anis shivani ’s debut book of criticism is Against the Workshop: Provocations, Polemics, Controversies (Texas Review Press, July 2011). He is also the author of Anatolia and Other Stories (2009) and The Fifth Lash and Other Stories (forthcoming from C&R Press, 2011), and has just finished a novel, The Slums of Karachi. Fiction, poetry, and criticism appear in Southwest Review, Georgia Review, Threepenny Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, and elsewhere.
heddi siebel studied at Middlebury College, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale University. She has been on the faculty of Wellesley College and the Massachusetts College of Art, and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Boston University. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award, a Berkshire Taconic Foundation grant in printmaking, a WGBH Filmmaker-in-Residence Fellowship, and a 2005 LEF Foundation Moving Image Award. Her prints and paintings are in private collections, and the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the DeCordova Museum, the Boston Public Library, and the Yale Art Gallery.
robert anthony siegel is the author of two novels, All Will Be Revealed and All the Money in the World. He teaches writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Sean Micah Siegel is a photographer. You can see his work at www.seansiegel.com.
peter silver is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. He was educated at Harvard College, where he studied history and literature, and Yale University. His book Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America (W. W. Norton, 2007) was awarded the Bancroft Prize in 2008.
taije silverman is the author of Houses Are Fields, published by LSU Press in 2009. Poems are forthcoming in Agni, The Missouri Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She is the 2010-2011 W.K. Rose Fellow for Vassar College, and she just finished a Fulbright Fellowship in Italy. Her translations of Pasolini's dialect poetry are forthcoming in Modern Poetry in Translation.
charles simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He was born in Yugoslavia in 1938 and immigrated to the United States in 1954. Since 1967, he has published twenty books of his own poetry, seven books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations of French, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Slovenian poetry, for which he has received many literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Wallace Stevens Award. He was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2007 to 2008.
matthew sisson’s work has appeared in Rhino, Poetry East, English Journal, Moment Magazine, Sahara, JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association, and other literary journals. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2008, and was formerly the poetry editor of the trade journal Modern Steel Construction.
barbara sjoholm’s most recent title is The Palace of the Snow Queen: Winter Travels in Lapland. Her essays have appeared in Slate, Smithsonian, Scandinavian Studies, and Feminist Studies. Her translation of Emilie Demant Hatt’s book With the Lapps in the High Mountains is forthcoming in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin Press. She blogs about Scandinavia through her website www.barbarasjoholm.com.
floyd skloot has won three Pushcart Prizes, the PEN USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction, and two Pacific NW Booksellers Book Awards. His work has been included in two editions of The Best American Essays, The Best American Science Writing, and The Best Spiritual Writing, and one edition of The Best Food Writing. This year, Tupelo Press will publish his first book of short stories, Kohlrabi. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
tom sleigh’s most recent book of poetry, Space Walk (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), won the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award. His book of essays, Interview with a Ghost, was published by Graywolf Press in 2006. He has also published After One, Waking, The Chain, The Dreamhouse, Far Side of the Earth, Bula Matari/Smasher of Rocks, and a translation of Euripides' Herakles. He has won the Shelley Prize from the PSA, and grants from the Lila Wallace Fund, American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim, and NEA. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College. His new book, Orders of Daylight, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in fall of 2010.
r. t. smith is Writer-in-Residence at Washington and Lee University, where he edits Shenandoah. His most recent collection of poems is Outlaw Style (University of Arkansas Press, 2007), which received the Library of Virginia Poetry Book of the Year Award. In 2011 Stephen F. Austin University Press will release his fourth collection of stories, Sherburne. Smith lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and is working on a collection of poems about Flannery O’Connor.
elizabeth smither has published 15 collections of poetry, five novels and five short story collections. Her most recent publications are a novel, Lola, (Penguin, 2010) and The commonplace book; a writer’s journey through quotations’, (Auckland University Press, 2011).
richard snyder studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and The Studio School in New York City. His work has been represented in solo and group exhibitions in New York City, France, England, and numerous venues throughout the United States.
nellie king solomon has studied and worked professionally in both art and architecture. Her large-scale paintings on Mylar are currently being exhibited across the nation. She teaches painting at Stanford and Drawing at California College of the Arts.
marco sonzogni is an Italian who was educated in Pavia and Dublin and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
david sornig 's debut novel Spiel was published in 2009 by UWAP. His short fiction, non-fiction and reviews have appeared in Griffith Review, The Age, Antipodes, antiTHESIS, New Matilda and The Adelaide Review, among others. He is a fiction editor for Wet Ink magazine and books editor for The Melbourne Review. In 2008 he was the Charles Pick Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in the UK and currently lectures in creative writing at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. www.davidsornig.com
kathleen spivack is the author of six books of prose and poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, and many other publications. She has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Radcliffe Institute, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Fulbright Commission, and two International Solas Awards in 2009. Her prose appears in Best Travel Writing and elsewhere. She currently teaches in the U.S. and France.
melissa stein’s poetry collection Rough Honey won the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. She is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco.
patrick strzelec was the Rudolph Armheim lecturer in sculpture at Harvard University for 5 years and is now a sculpture professor at Rutgers University. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Prix de Rome, and a National Endowment for the Arts Award. His work has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries and is held in museums and private collections worldwide.
david sultan is one of the leading American contemporary still life artists. He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and honorary doctorate degrees from The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and the New York Academy of Art. His work is included in the permanent collection of many prestigious institutions including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Gallery in London, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He currently lives and works in New York.
antoni tàpies (1923–2012) was a Catalan painter and sculptor who exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America. Retrospectives of his work have been mounted at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, as well as at the Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. In 1990 the Tàpies Foundation opened in Barcelona, housing some 2,000 of his works.
hovig tchalian teaches writing and professional communication at the University of Southern California and is the co-founder of Critics' Forum. His study of the writings of Peter Balakian is due to be published in the Gale American Writers series.
craig morgan teicher’s first book is Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems (University Press of Colorado, 2008). His second, a collection of fiction and fables called Cradle Book, will be published by BOA Editions in Spring 2010. He is a VP on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
marjorie tesser is the author of two poetry chapbooks: The Important Thing Is… (Firewheel Editions, 2010, winner of the 2009 Firewheel Chapbook Award) and The Magic Feather (Finishing Line Press, 2011). She is co-editor of Bowery Books, with Bob Holman, and is the editor of The Mom Egg, a journal.
harry thomas lives in San Diego. His Montale in English was published by Other Press in 2005.
richard tillinghast is the author of ten books of poetry and several works of nonfiction, including a critical memoir of Robert Lowell and Finding Ireland: A Poet’s Explorations of Irish Literature and Culture (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008). He is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in poetry.
daniel tobin is the author of five books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, and Belated Heavens. Among his awards are the Discovery/The Nation Award, The Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He is currently Interim Dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
daniel torday’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Esquire, Five Chapters, Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review, and Harper Perennial’s Fifty-Two Stories. His first book, a short story collection, was recently named a finalist for the Bakeless Fiction Prize. He is director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College and a book review editor at Kenyon Review.
mónica de la torre is author of poetry books in English—Talk Shows (2007) and Public Domain (2008)—and in Spanish—Acúfenos (2006) and Sociedad Anónima (2010). She has translated a volume by Gerardo Deniz and co-edited Reversible Monuments, an anthology of contemporary Mexican poetry (2002) and Malditos latinos, malditos sudacas: Poesía hispanoamericana Made in USA (2010). She is a 2009 NYFA poetry fellow.
pauls toutonghi’s second novel, Evel Knievel Days, will be published by Crown in 2012. His first novel, Red Weather, was published in 2006. He teaches at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
heather treseler is currently a Presidential Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. She has work published or forthcoming in Iowa Review, Southern Poetry Review, Oregon Literary Review, Margie, and River Oak Review.
lindsay turner's poetry and criticism have appeared in The Boston Review, Drunken Boat, Meridian, and VERSE online. She lives in Brooklyn.
richard tuttle was born in New Jersey and lives and works in New Mexico and New York. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland; and the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In 2005, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art organized a Tuttle retrospective.
cy twombly(1928-2011) was born in Lexington, Virginia. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Art Students League, New York, and Black Mountain College, North Carolina. Twombly’s works were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1964 and have been the subject of numerous retrospectives. In 1995, the Cy Twombly Gallery was opened as an annex of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Cy Twombly died in Rome in 2011.
meg tyler is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Boston University and author of A Singing Contest: Conventions of Sound in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney (Routledge, 2005).
sophia veltfort is a 2012 graduate of Yale University. “Missing” co-won Yale’s Wright Prize and placed as finalist in the 2011 Norman Mailer College Writing Awards. In the fall, she will pursue an MSt in English at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship.
meenakshi g. venugopal is the nom-de-plume of a writer who teaches at a large midwestern university. This is her first essay for the Harvard Review, though her essays, short fiction, and academic work have appeared in a number of venues.
alex verdolini is a writer and translator based in New York. He is currently interested in translations from no original, and from two; his latest project is a rendering, in English, of Hölderlin's renderings, in savage German, of Pindar's odes in Greek.
patricia vigderman is the author of The Memory Palace of Isabella Stewart Gardner (Sarabande, 2007). Her essays have appeared in Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Raritan, Seneca Review, and elsewhere; she is currently at work on a book about the Parthenon and our long cultural engagement with the classical world. She divides her year between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Gambier, Ohio, where she teaches in the English Department at Kenyon College.
alfred de vigny was a French Romantic poet. Born to a noble family in 1797 in the Touraine region (near Paris), he published his first poem, “Le Bal” (The Ball), in 1820 in Le Conservateur Littéraire, a literary journal edited by Victor Hugo. His poems , many of which were characterized by pessimism and disenchantment, made de Vigny famous among the literary circles of Paris. “La Mort du Loup” first appeared in La Revue des Deux Mondes in 1843.m
idea vilariño was a poet, essayist, and literary critic of the Generación del '45 in Uruguay. Her works include La suplicante (1945), Cielo Cielo (1947), Por aire sucio (1950), Nocturnos (1955), Pobre Mundo (1966), No (1980), Canciones (1993), Poesía completa (2002) and more. After Uruguay's redemocratization in 1985, she taught at the Universidad de la República.
g. c. waldrep’s most recent collection of poetry, Archicembalo (Tupelo Press, 2009), won the Dorset Prize. His fourth collection, in collaboration with John Gallaher, is Your Father on the Train of Ghosts, due out from BOA Editions in 2011.
jerald walker is the author of Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption (Bantam, 2010). His essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Creative Nonfiction, Mother Jones, Missouri Review, Iowa Review, Best American Essays (2007 and 2009), and Best African American Essays (2009 and 2010). He is an associate professor of creative writing at Emerson College.
chris wallace-crabbe was born in 1934. He is Professor Emeritus in the Australian Centre, the University of Melbourne, where he held a Personal Chair since 1988. He was Harkness Fellow at Yale University 1965–7, Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard, 1987–8, and visiting Professor at the University of Venice, 1973 and 2005. His first book of poems was published in Australia in 1959, but with the The Amorous Cannibal he began to publish with Oxford University Press in the 1980s. His most recent books include Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw (Carcanet, 2008), By and Large (2001), The Universe Looks Down (Brandl and Schlesinger, 2005) and the bilingual Each Line of Writing Still Is to be Done (L’Officina, 2006). Read It Again, a volume of critical essays, was published by Salt in 2005. A recipient of the Dublin Prize for Arts and Sciences and the Christopher Brennan Award for Literature, he chairs the newly established Australian Poetry Centre in St Kilda, Victoria.
ellen doré watson has translated a dozen books from the Brazilian Portuguese. Hertranslation of a new Prado collection will be published by Tupleo in 2012. Recipient of an NEA Translation Fellowship, Watson is poetry & translation editor of The Massachusetts Review, and directs the Poetry Center at Smith College. Her own most recent collection is Dogged Hearts.
charles harper webb's latest book is Shadow Ball: New & Selected Poems, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2009. Recipient of grants from the Whiting and Guggenheim foundations, Webb directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach.
suellen wedmore, Poet Laureate emerita for the small seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, has been widely published. Recently she was awarded first place in the Writer's Digest rhyming poem contest, her chapbook Deployed was selected as winner of the Grayson Press annual contest, and she was awarded a writing residency at Devil's Tower, Wyoming. Her chapbook On Marriage and Other Parallel Universes is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. After 24 years working as a speech and language therapist, Suellen retired to pursue an MFA in Poetry at New England College, graduating in 2004.
william wenthe’s books of poems are Not Till We Are Lost (LSU Press, 2003) and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press, 1995). A third manuscript, Words Before Dawn, won the Everett Southwest Literary Award for a work in progress. He has poems appearing recently or forthcoming in Cave Wall, Callaloo, Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, and other journals. He teaches creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech University.
artress bethany white is assistant professor of English at Carson-Newman College. Recent poems have appeared in MELUS, Appalachian Journal, Beyond the Frontier: African-American Poetry for the 21st Century, and Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
ellen wilbur’s stories have appeared in many magazines including the Iowa Review, New Letters, and most recently, the Georgia Review and the Yale Review in 2010.
joe wilkins lives with his wife and son on the north Iowa prairie, where he teaches writing at Waldorf College. His first full-length book of poems, Killing the Murnion Dogs, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press, and his work appears in Georgia Review, Southern Review, the Sun, and Orion. He is the 2009 recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center.
bruce willard’s first collection is Holding Ground. He has poems forthcoming in African American Review, AGNI, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Salamander, and 5 A.M. He divides his time between Maine and California.
rohan wilson holds degrees and diplomas from the universities of Tasmania, Southern Queensland, and Melbourne. The Roving Party won the 2011 Australian/Vogel Literary Award for a first novel. He lives with his wife and son in Launceston, Tasmania.
xiaoze xie was born in China, but currently lives in the United States. The Los Angeles Library paintings are the most recent in a recurring series of Xie’s paintings devoted to the depiction of library archives. He is represented by the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
tomoko yoneda was born in 1965 in Akashi-city, Japan, and educated at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Royal College of Art, London. Her work has been shown in Istanbul, Beijing, Venice, Bangkok, Berlin, Houston, and dozens of other cities, with solo exhibits in Tokyo, London, and Madrid, and is held in the collections of The Japan Foundation, the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and many other institutions. She lives and works in London.
charles yu's first novel, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, was named one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Fiction Books of 2010, was included in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010, and was one of Amazon.com's Top 10 SF/F Books for 2010. "Problems for Self-Study" was his first published story. It was later included in his collection Third Class Superhero (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006), which received the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award.
adam zagajewski was born in Lvov in 1945. His previous books include Tremor (FSG, 1985), Solidarity, Solitude (Ecco Press, 1989), Canvas (Faber, 1991), Two Cities (FSG, 1995), Mysticism for Beginners (FSG, 1997), Another Beauty (FSG, 2000), A Defense of Ardor (FSG, 2004), Without End (FSG, 2002), and Eternal Enemies (FSG, 2008). He lives in Chicago and Krakow.
joachim zemmour is a French literary translator, PhD-student and associate teacher at the Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, in South West France. He is a specialist in translation studies and Romantic poetry (both in English and in French). Alfred de Vigny has always been one of his favorite French poets along with Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé. He has translated various British poets into French (among whom, Alfred Lord Tennyson, in Poèmes Choisis d’Alfred Lord Tennyson) and due to his taste for fantasy literature, he has also translated the ""Raven Series"" by Americian author Patricia Briggs. At Bordeaux 3 University, he belongs to ""CLIMAS"" (Cultures et Littératures des Mondes Anglophones) research laboratory, where he has been an active and regular member of ""Passages"", a translation group that recently translated plays by Derek Walcott and poems by Kamau Daood.
otto zitko was born in 1959 in Linz, Austria. He won the Otto Mauer Prize in 1996. He lives in Vienna.