Rolena Adorno is the Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University. Her recent book, The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative (Yale University Press, 2007), won the Modern Language Association’s 2008 Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the best book in Spanish and Latin American literary studies. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Victor Brombert is Henry Putnam University Professor of Romance and Comparative Literatures Emeritus at Princeton University. His memoir, Trains of Thought (Norton, 2002) is available in paperback (Anchor Books).

Bert Cardullo teaches in the media and communications department at the Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. He is the author of Soundings on Cinema: Speaking to Film and Film Artists (State University of New York Press, 2008), and the editor of Akira Kurosawa: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2008).

Turner Cassity has published formal verse for forty years. He is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and lives in Decatur, Georgia. He has published nine collections, including Between the Chains.

Paula Marantz Cohen is Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University. Her latest novel is Jane Austen in Scarsdale; or, Love, Death, and the SATs (St. Martin’s Press, 2006) She is also the author of many books and essays on literature and film, including Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth (Oxford University Press, 2001). Her film reviews appear frequently in the Times Literary Supplement.

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

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

Russell Fraser is Austin Warren Professor Emeritus of English language and literature at the University of Michigan. His recent books include a two-volume biography of Shakespeare, Young Shakespeare and The Later Years; an account of poets in English from 1500, Singing Masters, and a book on twentieth-century writing, Moderns Worth Keeping. He divides his time between Ann Arbor and Honolulu.

Amity Gaige is the author of two novels, O My Darling (2005) and The Folded World, which was named Foreword Book of the Year for 2007. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is at work on a new novel.

Debora Gregor’s most recent book of poems, Men, Women, and Ghosts (Penguin), was published last year.

James Guida’s book of aphorisms, Marbles, will be released soon from Turtle Point Press. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Agni, Orion, Raritan, Southwest Review, and elsewhere.

Tom Healy’s poems have appeared in Open City, Paris Review, Salmagundi, Tin House, and other journals. He lives in New York and Miami.

Richard Kenney teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle. His latest book, The One-Strand River: Poems, 1994–2007, was released in January 2008.

Timothy Liu has two new books forthcoming, Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse (Talisman House) and Polytheogamy (Saturnalia Books). He lives in Manhattan.

Alice Mattison’s most recent book is a novel, Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn. She is the author of eight other books of fiction, including In Case We’re Separated: Connected Stories and The Book Borrower, a novel. She lives in New Haven and teaches in the low-residency master’s program at Bennington College.

Jean McGarry is the author of three collections of stories, two novels, and two novellas, the most recent of which, ‘‘A Bad and Stupid Girl,’’ was published by University of Michigan Press. ‘‘Transference’’ is part of a new collection. She is professor of fiction in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Eric Pankey is the author of eight collections of poems, the most recent of which is The Pear as One Example: New and Selected Poems, 1984–2008. He is professor of English and holds the Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University.

Austin Segrest is finishing his MFA at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he is poetry editor of New South. He recently won the Iron Horse Literary Review’s 2008 Discovered Voices prize for poetry.

Arthur Vogelsang’s books of poetry include Cities and Towns, which received the Juniper Prize, and Twentieth Century Women, which was chosen by John Ashbery for the Contemporary Poetry Series. New poems are in the anthology American Hybrid (Norton, 2008).

Karen Weisman is associate professor of English at the University or Toronto, where she works in Romantic and post- Romantic poetry and culture, including Jewish studies. She is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Elegy (forthcoming in 2010), and the author of Imageless Truths: Shelley’s Poetic Fictions. She is currently completing a study of nineteenthcentury Anglo-Jewish poetry.

Alan Williamson’s most recent books are The Pattern More Complicated: New and Selected Poems (Chicago) and Westernness: A Meditation (Virginia). He teaches at the University of California at Davis and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Stefanie Wortman is pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Her poems have appeared in the Cimarron Review and Smartish Pace.

Robert Wrigley teaches at the University of Idaho. His most recent book is Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems (Penguin, 2006). His previous book, Reign of Snakes (Penguin, 1999), received the Kingsley Tufts Award in 2000.

Stephen Yenser’s Blue Guide, a volume of poems, was published by the University of Chicago Press. His previous collection, The Fire in All Things, won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. The author of three critical books and the co-editor of James Merrill’s collected works, he is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.