Max Cavitch is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is presently completing his first book, American Elegy: Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman.
Michael Cohen is a graduate student at New York University. His dissertation examines theories of poetic genres and the cultures of poetic writing and reading in the postbellum United States.
Virginia Jackson is Associate Professor of English at New York University. Her book, Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading, was published earlier this year by Princeton University Press. She works on nineteenth-century Anglo-American poetics, modern versions of historical poetics, and lyric theory.
John (Jack) D. Kerkering is Assistant Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. His book The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature was published in 2003 by Cambridge University Press. His current research examines the historical and conceptual continuities between literary applications of analytic aesthetics and more recent accounts of racial identity.
Mary Loeffelholz is Professor of English at Northeastern University and the author of From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry (Princeton University Press, 2004) and Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory (University of Illinois Press, 1991). Her current scholarly projects include a book-length study of anthology form in nineteenth-century American poetry.
Eliza Richards is Assistant Professor in the English Department at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. She has published articles on Poe and women poets in Yale Journal of Criticism, Arizona Quarterly, and Poe Studies. Her book on that topic, Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. She is currently at work on a project about poetry, representative democracy, and the rise of mass media in the nineteenth-century United States.
David G. Riede is Professor of English at Ohio State University and author of several books on Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, and Arnold.
Rikky Rooksby teaches English literature in Oxford. He is the author of A. C. Swinburne: A Poet's Life (1997) and with Nicholas Shrimpton co-edited and contributed to The Whole Music of Passion: New Essays on Swinburne (1993). His reviews and articles have appeared in Notes and Queries, English, The Review of English Studies, English Language Notes, English Literature in Transition, Victorian Poetry, Victorians Institute Journal, Victorian Newsletter, Bronte Society Transactions, Antiquarian Book Monthly Review, and the Pre-Raphaelite Society Newsletter. He has also contributed a number of entries, including that on Swinburne, to the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.