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Mary Jo Bang is the author of six books of poems, including Louise in Love, The Bride of E, and Elegy, which was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. Her translation of Dante’s Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher, was published in 2012 by Graywolf Press.

James Gordon Bennett’s forthcoming novel about the African-American explorer Matt Henson has been excerpted in Literary Imagination (Oxford University Press). He teaches at Louisiana State University.

Peter Cameron is the author of six novels, including Andorra and Coral Glynn, and three collections of short stories. He lives in New York City.

James Cummins's latest book of poems is Still Some Cake, from Carnegie Mellon University Press. He lives in Cincinnati.

Abigail Deutsch's criticism appears in Poetry, the Wall Street Journal, the Times Literary Supplement, and other publications. In 2013, the National Book Critics Circle named her a finalist for its Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.

Joseph J. Ellis received the Pulitzer Prize for his book Founding Brothers. His study of Thomas Jefferson, American Sphinx, won the National Book Award. He recently retired from Mount Holyoke College, where he was the Ford Foundation Professor of History. Revolutionary Summer is forthcoming from Knopf.

Dewey Faulkner has taught at Yale and at the University of San Antonio. He has also worked for many years in newspaper, television, and radio as a music critic.

Bruce Fleming, has taught English at the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, for many years, as well as at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau and the National University of Rwanda. Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide (Potomac Books) appeared in 2010.

Alastair Fowler is author of Renaissance Realism: Narrative Images in Literature and Art, among many other books. He is Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh.

David Galef is professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Montclair State University. His latest book is the short story collection My Date with Neanderthal Woman (Dzanc Books).

Richie Hofmann’s poetry appears or is forthcoming in Southwest Review, The New Criterion, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, and many other journals, and has been honored with the Academy of American Poets Prize and the 2011 AWP Intro Journal Award for Poetry.

Michael Hulse’s most recent publications are The 20th Century in Poetry, co-edited with Simon Rae (Ebury Press, Random House, 2011); a book of poems, The Secret History (Arc, 2009), and a translation of Rilke’s novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Penguin Classics, 2009). He is editor of The Warwick Review and teaches at the University of Warwick.

Jefferson Hunter is the Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of English and Film Studies at Smith College, and a choral singer of many years’ experience in performing Monteverdi. His most recent book is English Filming, English Writing, and his current project is developing an online course on the art of film.

Stephen Kampa has poems published or forthcoming in the Cincinnati Review, Southwest Review, Poetry Northwest, Subtropics, River Styx, Smartish Pace, and others. His first book, Cracks in the Invisible, received the 2010 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and the 2011 gold medal in poetry from the Florida Book Awards. He works as a teacher and a musician in Florida.

John Kinsella is author of more than thirty books, recently Activist Poetics: An- archy in the Avon Valley, edited by Niall Lucy (University of Liverpool Press), and also including Peripheral Light: New and Selected Poems, and The New Arcadia.

William Logan’s most recent book of poetry, Madame X (Penguin), was published last fall. He has also recently published an edition of a lost classic, John Townsend Trowbridge’s Guy Vernon (University of Minnesota Press).

James Longenbach's most recent books are The Iron Key (Norton) and The Virtues of Poetry (Graywolf). He is the Joseph Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester.

T. M. McNally’s most recent collection of short stories, The Gateway, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Cecily Parks is author of the poetry collection Field Folly Snow (University of Geor- gia Press, 2008), a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award, and is at work on another, O’nights. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, The Kenyon Review, Orion, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.

John Poch's books include Dolls (Orchises Press) and Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press). His poems have appeared in the New England Review, The New Republic, and other journals. He teaches at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.

Austin Segrest is a Ph.D. candidate and the poetry editor of The Missouri Review. His work appears in New England Review, The Threepenny Review, and other journals.

Charles Taylor has written for The New Yorker, The Nation, Dissent, Salon.com, and other publications. A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he teaches in New York City.

Lily Tucks's novels include I Married You for Happiness (Grove/Atlantic, 2012), The News from Paraguay (HarperCollins), which won the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction, and Siam (Overlook Press), which was nominated for the 2000 PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has also published the short-story collection Limbo, or Other Places I Have Lived and a biography of Italian novelist Elsa Morante.

 

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