Jeanne Heuving is associate professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, and affiliated with the English graduate faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of a number of articles on twentieth-century poetry and poetics and two books, Omissions Are Not Accidents: Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore (Wayne State UP, 1992) and Incapacity (Chiasmus, 2004), a cross-genre work. In 2003 she was an H.D. Fellow in American Literature at Beinecke Library, Yale University. Her current projects are a history of innovative poetry and a poetry manuscript.
Timothy L. Parrish, associate professor of English at Texas Christian University, is the author of Walking Blues: Making Americans from Emerson to Elvis (Massachusetts, 2001), in addition to articles on a range of modern and contemporary American novelists. He is at work on a book concerning the relationship between fiction and history in recent American writing.
Piotr Gwiazda, assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has published several articles and reviews on twentieth-century American and European poets, including Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden, James Merrill, and Paul Celan. He is writing a book on contemporary American poetry.
Michael Clune is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of English at Johns Hopkins University, where he is completing a dissertation on postwar American literature. He has published articles on Frank O'Hara and on rap.
Alex Link recently defended his dissertation at York University and is a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. His ongoing research concerns the interrelationship of the gothic and theories of spatiality in the specific context of the global city, with Iain Sinclair, William Gibson, Salman Rushdie, and Tananarive Due serving as authors of special interest.
Michael Davidson, professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego, is the author of The San Francisco Renaissance: Poetics and Community at Mid-Century (Cambridge, 1989), Ghostlier Demarcations: Modern Poetry and the Material Word (California, 1997), and, most recently, Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics (Chicago, 2003). His edition The New Collected Poems of George Oppen was published by New Directions in 2002. He is writing a book on culture and disability.
Libbie Rifkin, director of poetry programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is the author of Career Moves: Olson, Creeley, Zukofsky, Berrigan, and the American Avant-Garde (Wisconsin, 2000), as well as many articles on American poetry and its institutions. She recently published an essay on Rachel Blau DuPlessis's Drafts 1-38, Toll. Her current work is a series of pieces on poetry and pedagogy at historically black colleges at mid-century, with special focus on Sterling Brown and Melvin Tolson.
William Paulson is professor of romance languages and literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His books include Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the Blind in France (Princeton, 1987), The Noise of Culture: Literary Texts in a World of Information (Cornell, 1988), Sentimental Education: The Complexity of Disenchantment (Twayne, 1992), and Literary Culture in a World Transformed: A Future for the Humanities (Cornell, 2001). Topics of his articles include literature and science, literature and technological change, and contemporary fiction. He is a translator of the works of Michel Serres.