Nancy Mayer is Associate Professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University. Her essays about Dickinson’s poetry have appeared in various publications over the last decade, most recently in Blackwell’s A Companion to Emily Dickinson.
Annie Finch’s books of poetry include The Encyclopedia of Scotland, Eve, and Calendars (a finalist for the Forward Poetry Book of the Year Award), as well as a translation of the Complete Poems of Louise Labé. She is also author of two books on poetry, most recently The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self, and is editor or co-editor of five anthologies of poetry and poetics. She is a Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine and Director of the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. Further information is available at her website, www.anniefinch.com .
Jay Rogoff’s third book of poems, The Long Fault, appeared from LSU Press in 2008. LSU will publish his next book, The Code of Terpsichore, in 2011. His earlier books include The Cutoff (1995) and How We Came to Stand on That Shore (2003). Rogoff’s poems appear in many journals, including Agni, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Literary Imagination, Ploughshares, The Progressive, Salmagundi, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and The Yale Review. His criticism on poetry and other arts has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Salmagundi, Shenandoah, and The Southern Review. He teaches at Skidmore College.
Lori Emerson is Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the English Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her critical work has appeared or is forthcoming in Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, Cybertext Yearbook, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and Postmodern Culture. Emerson is also co-editor of The Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader (Coach House Books 2007) and Associate Editor of the Electronic Book Review ( http://www.electronicbookreview.com ).
Farnoosh Fathi is working toward her PhD. in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston. She has published poems in Denver Quarterly and FENCE, translations in Circumference, and interviews in The Brooklyn Rail.
Albert Gelpi is the Coe Professor of American Literature, emeritus, at Stanford University. He has written two volumes of a critical history of the American poetic tradition—The Tenth Muse about American Romanticism and A Coherent [End Page 123] Splendor about American Modernism—and his next project is the third volume: Postmodernism and Neoromanticism 1950–1980. His other books include Emily Dickinson: The Mind of the Poet, Living in Time: The Poetry of C. Day Lewis, and, as co-editor, The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov.
Heather Harrison Thomas is Associate Professor of English and Professional Writing at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she teaches twentieth-century poetry and creative writing. She is the author of seven books of poetry, including Blue Ruby (2008), Practicing Amnesia (2000), and Resurrection Papers (2003), which was also translated and published in a bilingual Spanish- English edition. She has published or presented critical essays on H. D., Wallace Stevens, Alice Notley, and Anne Waldman.
Fred White is Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara University where he teaches nonfiction writing and a senior seminar on Emily Dickinson. His bibliographic study, Approaching Emily Dickinson: Critical Currents and Crosscurrents since 1960, was published by Camden House in 2008. His most recent book is The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life (Writer’s Digest Books), a featured selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.
Paul Crumbley is Professor of English and American Studies at Utah State University. He is the author of Inflections of the Pen: Dash and Voice in Emily Dickinson, coeditor of The Search for a Common Language: Environmental Writing and Education, and contributing editor for Body My House: May Swenson’s Work and Life. His second book on Dickinson, Winds of Will: Emily Dickinson and the Sovereignty of Democratic Thought, is forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press in 2009.