Bruce Beasley is the author of six collections of poems, most recently Signs and Abominations (Wesleyan), Lord Brain (winner of the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series Award), and The Corpse Flower: New and Selected Poems (Washington). His latest book, Theophobia, is forthcoming from BOA.
David Bottoms’s new book, We Almost Disappear, is scheduled to be released in October by Copper Canyon Press.
Rachel Cantor has published stories about the characters in “Love Drugstore” in One Story, Ninth Letter, Fence, and the New England Review. They are also featured in her just-finished novel. Other stories have appeared in the Paris Review, DoubleTake, Normal School, Post Road, and elsewhere.
Ron Carlson’s most recent novel is The Signal (Viking). He directs the graduate program in fiction at the University of California–Irvine.
Clare Cavanagh is a professor of Slavic languages and literatures at Northwestern University.
Katy Didden earned her PhD in English and creative writing at the University of Missouri, where she served as poetry editor for the Missouri Review. Her poems have appeared in many journals such as Crazyhorse, Smartish Pace, Shenandoah, Witness, and Poetry.
Matt Donovan is the author of Vellum (Mariner, 2007) and the recipient of an NEA literature fellowship and a 2010 Whiting Award. His nonfiction has appeared in AGNI and VQR, and he is currently developing a collection of essays. He directs and teaches in the creative writing department at Santa Fe University.
Jennifer duBois is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, will be published by Random House in Spring 2012.
Alice Fulton is the author of eight books, including Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems and The Nightingales of Troy: Connected Stories. Her book Felt was awarded the Bobbitt Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. She currently is the Ann S. Bowers Professor of English at Cornell.
Frank X. Gaspar is the author of two novels and four collections of poems. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has taught writing at several colleges and universities. Most recently he was the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso American Endowed Chair at the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth. He has just completed the manuscript of a new collection of poetry titled Late Rapturous.
Rodney Jones’s eighth book, Salvation Blues, won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Prize. His Imaginary Logic will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this year.
Sylvia Maizell has had short stories, translated from Russian, published in Metamorphoses (Spring 2005) and Partisan Review (July 2001). She published an article in Dance Chronicle (Spring 2005). She has taken PhD course work in Russian literature at the University of Chicago and is also an amateur chamber pianist.
Vladimir Makanin is a writer of novels and short stories. He graduated from Moscow State University and worked as a mathematician in the Military Academy until the early 1960s. In 1963 he took a course in scriptwriting and then worked in the publishing house Sovietsky Pisatel (The Soviet Writer). Makanin’s writing style may be categorized as realist. His forte lies in depicting the psychological impact of everyday life experiences.
Maureen McLane is the author of two books of poetry, World Enough (FSG, 2010), Same Life (FSG, 2008), and of two books of literary criticism. She teaches at New York University.
Rod Mengham is Reader in Modern English Literature at the University of Cambridge and Curator of Works of Art at Jesus College. His poems have been published under the titles Unsung: New and Selected Poems (Folio/Salt, 1996; 2nd edition, 2001) and Parleys and Skirmishes [poems] with photographs by Marc Atkins (Ars Cameralis, 2007).
Jeffrey Meyers is one of twelve Americans in the Royal Society of Literature. Thirty of his books have been translated into fourteen languages and seven alphabets and published on six continents. His life of John Huston will appear this year.
Jennifer Militello is the author of Flinch of Song, winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Paris Review, New Republic, North American Review, and Best New Poets 2008. Her second book, Body Thesaurus, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press.
Stanley Plumly’s last book of poems, Old Heart, received the Los Angeles Book Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2010, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland.
Robert Pope has published a novel, Jack’s Universe, and a collection of stories, Private Acts, as well as many stories and essays in journals, including, most recently, Texas Review and North Dakota Quarterly. He teaches at the University of Akron. He has recently completed a collection of stories called Small Victories.
Grace Schulman’s new collection of essays is First Loves and Other Adventures (University of Michigan). Her latest book of poems is The Broken String (Houghton Mifflin, 2007). She is Distinguished Professor of English, Baruch College–CUNY.
E. B. Vandiver’s work has appeared in Shenandoah and the New Orleans Review, among others, and has received the A. David Schwartz Fiction Award from Cream City Review and the Yemassee Prize in Fiction. She is a former Poe-Faulkner Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she earned an MFA in 2008.
Adam Zagajewski was born in Lwów in 1945. His previous books include Tremor; Canvas; Mysticism for Beginners; Without End: New and Selected Poems; Solidarity, Solitude; Two Cities; Another Beauty; A Defense of Ardor; and Eternal Enemies—all published by FSG. He lives in Chicago and Kraków.