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  • Contributors

Ellen Louise Hart writes about editing Dickinson, is currently producing The Book of Susan and Emily Dickinson with Martha Nell Smith (to be published by Paris Press), and teaches for the Writing Program and the Educational Opportunity Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Eleanor Heginbotham is Assistant Professor of English at Concordia University St. Paul, where she teaches American literature, journalism, writing, and methods of teaching English. A member of the board of the Emily Dickinson International Society, she has published on the influence of Shakespeare on Dickinson and is working on a book-length study of selected fascicles.

Cynthia Hogue has published two collections of poetry, a chapbook of poems, and a critical book on American women’s poetry (Scheming Women: Poetry, Privilege, and the Politics of Subjectivity, 1995). For her work she has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship, and a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship (to Iceland). She directs the Stadler Center for Poetry and teaches English at Bucknell University. She is completing a fourth collection of poems, The Body in Pain, and is working on a critical book about postmodern women’s poetry, tentatively entitled Ecstatic Contracts.

Melanie Hubbard recently completed her dissertation, “Sacrament of the Word: Emily Dickinson’s Material Practice in the World of Print,” at Columbia University. She is currently teaching a course on Emily Dickinson at New College in Sarasota, Florida in Spring, 1998.

Carmela Delia Lanza lives on the Navajo Reservation and is an English instructor at the Crownpoint Institute of Technology in Crownpoint, New Mexico. She is also the poetry editor of The Tall House Review, a journal published by C.I.T. Press. She received her M.A. in Writing from the University of New Mexico and is currently writing a dissertation on Chicana and Italian American women writers and female spirituality. Her poetry and critical writings have been published in various journals and anthologies. Her most recent work was included in the anthology, Southwestern Women: New Voices, published by Javelina Press.

Domhnall Mitchell is Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. He has published articles on Dickinson, Cooper, Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Lydia Maria Child, James Joyce, and Henry James, as well as a textbook on poetry. In addition, he has written the scripts for eight radio programmes on poetry which were broadcast on the Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) as part of the distance-taught course, Take Credit! He is currently completing a book on aspects of Dickinson’s alleged non-publication.

Judy Jo Small is Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University. She is the author of “Positive As Sound”: Emily Dickinson’s Rhyme (1990), A Reader’s Guide to the Short Stories of Sherwood Anderson (1994), and several articles on American literature.

Marcy Tanter is an independent scholar who lives in Amherst, teaching Dickinson courses and working for a National Public Radio station while she awaits an academic job.

Diana Wagner teaches at Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania. She is a contributing editor to the forthcoming Emily Dickinson Lexicon and is a contributor to the Dickinson Electronic Archives, currently under development at


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