David Baker’s latest books are Midwest Eclogue (poems, 2005, Norton) and Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (forthcoming 2007, Graywolf).
André Bernard assembles the “Commonplace Book” column for the American Scholar. The author of four books, he is vice president and publisher of Harcourt, Inc., in New York.
Michelle Boisseau’s third collection of poetry, Trembling Air, was published by University of Arkansas Press in 2003. She is author of Writing Poems (Longman), now in its sixth edition, and a professor at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Marianne Boruch’s fifth poetry collection, Poems: New and Selected, came out in 2005 from Oberlin College Press. Her second book of essays on poetry, In the Blue Pharmacy, was published in 2005 by Trinity University Press. She teaches in the M.F.A. program at Purdue University.
Michael Collier’s most recent collection of poems is Dark Wild Realm. He is the director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and teaches at the University of Maryland.
Robert Fagles is Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature, emeritus, at Princeton University. He is the recipient of the 1997 Pen/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation. His translations include The Iliad, The Odyssey, Sophocles’ Three Theban Plays, The Oresteia by Aeschylus, and the poetry of Bacchylides.
Bret Fetzer and Juliet Waller Pruzan have been collaborating as Poisonous Toy Theater since 1998. Their plays—including their Natural Disaster series—have been performed at On the Boards (Seattle) and Impact Theatre (Berkeley), and toured through the King County Performance Network (Washington). Their play Tornado was published in The Rendezvous Reader: Northwest Writing, published in 2002.
>Eric Gansworth (Onondaga) was raised on the Tuscarora Reservation and is professor of English and writer-in-residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. His books include Breathing the Monster Alive (Bright Hill, 2006), Mending Skins (Nebraska, 2005), Smoke Dancing (Michigan State University Press, 2004), Nickel Eclipse (MSUP, 2000), and Indian Summers (MSUP, 1998).
Steven Helmling is professor of English at the University of Delaware. He has published widely on literature and theory. His most recent book, The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson, appeared from SUNY in 2001. He is currently completing a book on Adorno.
Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaii, and grew up on the North Shore of Oahu and in Los Angeles. He is the author of Volcano: A Memoir of Hawaii and teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences.
Roy Kesey was born in California and currently lives in China with his family. His work has appeared in more than forty magazines, including McSweeney’s, Georgia Review, Quarterly West, and New England Review.
Dan Li currently attends Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. In addition to writing, his interests include mathematics, the school newspaper, piano, computer animation, Frisbee, running, and chess.
Justine Li is currently a high school junior attending Saint Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, California, where she founded the Clarsach, her school’s first literary magazine. She has been editor-in-chief of the publication for two years.
Joanie Mackowski ’s recent work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, and Pool, and a book of poems, The Zoo, was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2002. Mackowski is an assistant professor with the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature.
Susan McCabe is associate professor of modern and contemporary poetry at USC in Los Angeles. Her publications include Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss (Penn State, 1994), Swirl, a collection of poetry from Red Hen Press (2004), and Cinematic Modernism: Modern Poetry and Film (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Erin McGraw is the author of four books of fiction, most recently The Good Life (Houghton Mifflin, 2004). “California” is from a new novel due out in 2007. She teaches at Ohio State University.
Meghan O’Rourke is the culture editor of Slate Magazine and a poetry editor at Paris Review. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the 2005 recipient of the Union League Civil and Arts Award.
Jay Rogoff’s latest book of poems is How We Came to Stand on That Shore (2003). He has recent poems in Georgia Review, Literary Imagination, Progressive, Salmagundi, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and elsewhere, and criticism in Southern Review.
Andrea Seigel is the author of the novels Like the Red Panda (Harcourt, 2004) and To Feel Stuff (Harcourt, 2006). She is currently in the Writers Program at Bennington College.
Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and editor of the Southwest Review. His latest works are How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry (Oxford University Press) and Love, Amy: The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt (Columbia).
Virgil (70-19 b.c.) is generally regarded as ancient Rome’s greatest poet.
Lara JK Wilson’s short stories have been published in the Indiana Review, StoryQuarterly, Confrontation, American Fiction, and Chelsea, among others. She was a fiction scholar at both the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and currently teaches for Grub Street Writers. Ms.Wilson lives near Boston with her husband and four children.
Laura Winnick is a senior at Hamden High School in Hamden, Connecticut. She has attended the Teen Ink London Summer Writing Program, the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, the New England Young Writers’ Conference, and the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. She is the editor-in-chief of her school newspaper and also enjoys acting in school plays.
Robert Wrigley lives in Idaho. Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems will be published by Penguin in October 2006.
C. Dale Young is the author of The Day Underneath the Day (Northwestern, 2001) and The Second Person, due out from Four Way Books in spring 2007.