Dick Allen’s most recent collection is Present Vanishing: Poems, published last year by Sarabande Books. Poems have appeared or will soon be in Gettysburg Review, Hudson Review, Ploughshares, Rattle, and other journals.

Norman Austin was born to missionary parents in China and was educated at the University of Toronto and the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught classics at several U. S. universities, including some twenty years at the University of Arizona. He has written extensively on classical Greek literature, Homer being his special love. Currently he is Visiting Distinguished Professor at Florida Atlantic University.

Yves Bonnefoy has published seven major collections of verse, several books of tales, and numerous studies of literature and art. In 1981 he succeeded Roland Barthes in the Chair of Comparative Poetics at the Collège de France. He was awarded the European Prize for Poetry in 2006 and the Kafka Prize in 2007. He lives in Paris.

Peter Cameron is the author of five novels, including The City of Your Final Destination and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You. A new novel, Certain Persons, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Bonnie Costello is professor of English at Boston University and the author of several studies of modern poetry. Her most recent book is Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life and the Turning World (Cornell University Press).

Will Eaves is the author of two novels, The Oversight (2001, shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award) and Nothing To Be Afraid Of (2005), both published by Picador UK, and of a poetry chapbook, Small Hours (2006, Brockwell Press). He is the arts editor of the Times Literary Supplement, has taught at Warwick University, and sings with the band ‘‘Spirit of Play.’’

Bruce Fleming has taught at the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, for more than twenty years, as well as at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau and the National University of Rwanda. His books range from dance criticism and memoir to literary criticism and philosophy. The book on which his article is based will be published in June by Potomac Books.

Paul Fry is the William Lampson Professor of English at Yale University. His primary areas of specialization are British romanticism, the history of literary criticism, contemporary literary theory, and literature in relation to the visual arts. His book The Poet’s Calling in the English Ode (Yale, 1980) received the Melville Cane Award of the Poetry Society in America. His most recently published book is Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are (Yale Studies in English, 2008).

William Giraldi teaches in the Writing Program at Boston University and is senior fiction editor for the journal AGNI. Literary and personal essays have appeared recently in The New York Times Book Review, Georgia Review, Bookforum, Southern Review, The American Scholar, and others. His first novel, Busy Monsters, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton.

Garth Greenwell has poems in or forthcoming in Salmagundi, TriQuarterly, Poetry International, Michigan Quarterly Review, and other journals. Recently he was the John Atherton Scholar in Poetry at Bread Loaf. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and teaches at Greenhills School.

Anthony Hecht (1923–2004) is author of Collected Later Poems and Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry. His books of poems include Flight Among the Tombs, The Transparent Man, and Collected Earlier Poems.

Jefferson Hunter is the Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of English and Film Studies at Smith College. He writes a regular DVD Chronicle for the Hopkins Review, and his most recent book is English Filming, English Writing.

Jean Ross Justice’s publications include stories in The Antioch Review, The Missouri Review, Witness, and Oxford American. She lives in Iowa City.

Nate Klug is a student at the Yale Divinity School. He has published poems in Literary Imagination and Poetry.

Steve Kronen’s second book of poems, Splendor, was published by BOA Editions in 2006. He received an NEA poetry fellowship for 2009. New and forthcoming work is in Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Image, New Letters, and Witness. He is a librarian at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida.

Alexander Nemser is a writer living in Boston. His poems have been published in The New York Times and The Atlantic Monthly. He is a frequent contributor to The New Republic.

Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review. He is also its music critic, as well as the critic for The New Criterion and City Arts.

Hoyt Rogers translates poetry and other literary works from French, German, and Spanish. He is the author of a collection of poems, Witnesses, and a volume of criticism, The Poetics of Inconstancy. His translation of Bonnefoy’s The Curved Planks and accompanying essays was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2006. He is currently preparing an English version of Bonnefoy’s latest book, The Anchor’s Long Chain.

Rosanna Warren teaches English and comparative literature at Boston University. Her most recent books are Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry (criticism), and Departure (poems).

Stephen Yenser is author of the forthcoming A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large, as well as books about Robert Lowell and James Merrill, and the co-editor (with J. D. McClatchy) of the Collected Poems of James Merrill. His poetry collection The Fire in All Things won the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. He is professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

David Yezzi’s latest book of poems is Azores (2008), a Slate best book of the year. He is editor of The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets (2009).