William Baer, a current Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of fifteen books, including The Ballad Rode into Town (Turning Point, 2007), Classic American Films (Praeger, 2007), Writing Metrical Poetry (F&W, 2006), and Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets (Chicago, 2005).
Rick Barot is the author of two poetry collections, The Darker Fall (2002) and Want (2008), both published by Sarabande Books. He teaches at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Tom Clark’s poem comes from The New World, to appear from Libellum Books in November. Clark’s most recent collection is Light and Shade: New and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2006).
Adam Day’s work was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize, has been included in Best New Poets 2008, and published in the Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Guernica, Verse Daily, AGNI, Iowa Review, BOMB, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Kentucky Arts Council grant (2008), and his chapbook, Badger Speaks, was published by Destructible Heart Press (2009). He coordinates both the Baltic Writers Residency in Latvia and the Sarabande Books Reading Series.
Judy Doenges’s short fiction collection, What She Left Me, was the recipient of a Ferro-Grumley Award, a Washington State Governor’s Writers Award, the Bakeless Prize and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her stories have appeared in the Georgia Review, Nimrod, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere. She is associate professor of English at Colorado State University.
Thomas Sayers Ellis is the author of The Maverick Room (Graywolf Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in Jubilat, Poetry, Tin House, and American Poetry Review. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the low-residency creative writing program at Lesley University.
Brett Foster’s criticism and poetry have appeared in Image, Literary Imagination, Modern Philology, and Southwest Review. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Wheaton College.
William Giraldi teaches at Boston University and is an editor for the journal AGNI. His work has appeared recently in the Believer, Georgia Review, Southern Review, and Antioch Review.
Paul Goldberger has been the architecture critic for the New Yorker since 1997. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at the New School in New York City. He was previously the architecture critic for the New York Times, where his writing won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. His book Why Architecture Matters will be published by Yale University Press this fall. Also this year, Monacelli Press will publish a collection of his essays, titled Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture.
John Kinsella’s most recent volumes of poetry are Peripheral Light: Selected and New Poems (W. W. Norton, 2003), Doppler Effect: Collected Experimental Poems (Salt, 2004), and The New Arcadia (W. W. Norton, 2005).
Arbil López attends the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She enjoys participating in her school’s chapter of Amnesty International and plans to go into the culinary arts.
Amit Majmudar is a nuclear radiologist who lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and twin sons. His first collection, 0’,0’, has been published by Northwestern University Press.
Haley Markbreiter, 17, is a reluctant senior at the Spence School. Her parents are lovely, her sister is lovely, and she is honored to be in The Kenyon Review.
Amy Newman’s most recent books are fall and BirdGirl Handbook. New work appears or is forthcoming in Image, Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, Born Magazine, and Ploughshares. She teaches at Northern Illinois University.
Alice Notley’s latest books are In the Pines; Alma, or the Dead Women; and Grave of Light. She lives and writes in Paris.
D. Nurkse’s latest book is The Border Kingdom (Knopf, 2008). He received a 2009 literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Lori Ostlund received the 2008 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her collection The Bigness of the World (University of Georgia Press, fall 2009), which includes “Bed Death.” Other stories from the collection have appeared or are forthcoming in Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, Hobart, and Bellingham Review. She lives in San Francisco.
Arthur Rimbaud was born in 1854. He abandoned his brief poetic career at the age of twenty, going on to become a trader in coffee, hides, ivory, and weapons in the Horn of Africa. His works include A Season in Hell and Illuminations, a collection of prose-poems. His poems in verse are among the most famous in nineteenth-century literature. He died in 1891 at the age of thirty-seven.
John Rodden is the author of some dozen books, most recently The Walls That Remain: Eastern and Western Germans Since Reunification (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).
Richard Rodriguez has written three memoirs that form a trilogy on class, ethnicity, and race in America: Hunger of Memory, Days of Obligation, and Brown. He is writing a book on monotheism and the desert.
John Rossi is professor emeritus of history at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. His most recent publication is “Orwell’s Patriotism,” in John Rodden (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to George Orwell (Cambridge, UK, 2007).
Kascha Semonovitch’s work has appeared in The Kenyon Review (2009), Crab Creek Review (2009), Broome Review (2009), and Tar Wolf Review (2007). She is a PhD candidate in philosophy at Boston College and an MFA candidate in poetry at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Seattle, Washington and teaches philosophy while she finishes her first book of poems.
Felicity Sheehy is a high school senior at Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut. She lives in Jefferson Valley, New York, with her parents and various animals. She has previously appeared in Long River Run and Broken Bridge Review.
Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of several books of poems, including Satin Cash (Persea, 2008). She is the editor of All That Mighty Heart: London Poems (University of Virginia Press, 2008), and her work appears in Best American Poetry 2008. She teaches at the University of Virginia.
David St. John’s work has appeared in countless literary magazines, including New Yorker, Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Harper’s, Antaeus, and New Republic, and has been widely anthologized. He is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently The Face: A Novella in Verse. He is presently completing a new volume of poems, titled The Auroras. He teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Chase Twichell is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Dog Language (Copper Canyon, 2005). Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from the same press in April 2010.
Alexandra Zobel is a new writer of fiction and poetry. In 2008 she won the Timberlake-Moorehead award for short fiction and was honored in the Atlantic’s student writing competition for her poetry. Her work has appeared in publications including Cimarron Review, Raintown Review, Juked, and Keyhole. She is pursuing a doctorate in English literature at UCLA.