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Contributor Notes kazim ali’s books include two volumes of poetry, The Far Mosque and The Fortieth Day, the novels Quinn’s Passage and The Disappearance of Seth, and a book of lyric prose, Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities. Recently published is Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture of Silence (2010). He teaches at Oberlin College and in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program and is founding editor of the small press Nightboat Books. bruce andrews, founding coeditor of the journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, has maintained a consistent position and prolific record of activism at the radical edge of the literary avant-garde. Author of over thirty volumes of poetry, and one of critical essays (Paradise & Method: Poetics & Praxis), with books, interviews, essays, and recordings online at the Electronic Poetry Center, Ubu, PennSound, Eclipse, Jacket, and Wikipedia sites. In New York City, he teaches politics at Fordham University and collaborates with a widening circle of other artists (in particular, as music director for Sally Silvers & Dancers). hadara bar-nadav’s book of poetry A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (2007) won the Margie Book Prize. Her chapbook, Show Me Yours (2010), won the Midwest Poets Series Award. Recent publications appear in American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. catherine barnett is the recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship , a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and a Pushcart. Her book, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, was published in 2004. She teaches at Barnard, the New School, and NYU. She also works as an independent editor and recently collaborated with the composer Richard 258 | Contributor Notes Einhorn on the libretto for “The Origin,” his multimedia oratorio about the life of Charles Darwin. charles bernstein’s books include Girly Man, Blind Witness: Three American Operas, Shadowtime, and Republics of Reality: 1975–1995. Bernstein and Bruce Andrews edited a collection of essays on the line called L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Lines in 1988; it is available at PEPC . mei-mei berssenbrugge books include Empath, Four Year Old Girl, Concordance , and I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems. Her collaborations include artist books with Richard Tuttle and Kiki Smith, and theater works with Frank Chin, Tan Dun, Shi Zhen Chen, and Alvin Lucier. She lives in New Mexico and New York City. bruce bond’s collections of poetry include Peal, Blind Rain, Cinder, The Throats of Narcissus, Radiography, The Anteroom of Paradise, and Independence Days. His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry, Yale Review, Georgia Review, Paris Review, Poetry, New Republic, and many other journals. Presently, he is Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas and poetry editor for American Literary Review. marianne boruch’s most recent poetry collections include Poems: New and Selected (2004) and Grace, Fallen from (2008), which was brought out in paperback in spring 2010. Her books of essays on poetry are Poetry’s Old Air (1993) and In the Blue Pharmacy (2005). She teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. scott cairns is professor of English and director of creative writing at University of Missouri. His most recent poetry collection is Compass of Affection: Poems New & Selected. Other books include his spiritual memoir, Short Trip to the Edge, and his translations Love’s Immensity. His book-length essay The End of Suffering was published in 2009. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006, and was recently named the Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair in English. joshua clover is the author of one book on film (The Matrix, 2005), one on popular music and political history (1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About, 2009), and two books of poetry: The Totality for Kids (2006), and Madonna Contributor Notes | 259 anno domini (1997). He is a professor of poetry and poetics at the University of California-Davis. among norma cole’s books of poetry are Natural Light and Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988–2008. To Be at Music: Essays & Talks is forthcoming. Translation work includes Danielle Collobert’s It Then and Crosscut Universe: Writing on Writing from France. Cole has received the Gertrude Stein Award as well as awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Gerbode Foundation, and the Fund for Poetry. She teaches at...


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