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Heidi R. Bean
Heidi R. Bean is Assistant Professor of English at Bridgewater State University. She is the co-editor of Poetry after Cultural Studies, an anthology of critical essays forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press. Her essays, reviews, and interviews related to the intersections of theater, performance, and poetry have appeared in Text and Performance Quarterly, Theatre Journal, The Iowa Review Web, and Cultural Critique. This essay is taken from her current project on the cultural politics of American poetic theater since the 1960s.

Timothy Campbell
Timothy Campbell teaches in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi (Minnesota, 2006) and Improper Life: Thanatopolitics and Technology from Heidegger to Agamben (Minnesota, 2011). In addition to his translations of Roberto Esposito's Communitas: The Origin and Destiny of Community (Stanford, 2009) and Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy (Minnesota, 2008), he is the co-editor along with Adam Sitze of The Biopolitical Reader (Duke, 2011).

Laura Hinton
Laura Hinton is the author of a poetry book, Sisyphus My Love (To Record a Dream in a Bathtub) (BlazeVox Books), and a critical book, The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 (SUNY Press). She is the co-editor of We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women's Writing and Performance Poetics (University of Alabama Press). Her critical essays, poet interviews, and reviews have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Postmodern Culture, Textual Practice, Framework, Women's Studies, Rain Taxi, Jacket, The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, among other journals and collections. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies and journals including Feminist Studies, How2, and Nth Position, and she has edited several critical article collections for How2, one of which was on the writings of Leslie Scalapino.

Hinton edits a chapbooks series for Mermaid Tenement Press and publishes reviews on the performance and hybrid arts in New York City on her web log, Chant de la Sirene ( A Professor of English at the City College of New York, Professor Hinton teaches contemporary literature, film, and feminist theory, and also coordinates the InterRUPTions experimental-writers reading series.

Nasser S. Hussain
Nasser Hussain is a lecturer in English Literature in the Department of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He has published articles on performance poetry and contemporary poetics and is currently working on a book project about American travel literature and narratives of passing.

Apple Zefelius Igrek
Apple Igrek teaches in the Philosophy Department at Seattle University. He has published essays on fiction, cultural theory, Georges Bataille and Michel Foucault. His work appears in such journals as Colloquy, the International Studies of Philosophy, and Comparative and Continental Philosophy (forthcoming, 2010). His current project is entitled "Thinking Through Walls and the Internalized Image in H.P. Lovecraft."

Alan Nadel
Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair of American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of four books, including Containment Culture (Duke University Press, 1995), Flatlining on the Field of Dreams: Cultural Narratives in the Films of President Reagan's America (Rutgers University Press, 1997), and Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity (University Press of Kansas, 2005). He is the editor of two books on August Wilson and the co-editor, with Susan Griffin, of Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock, the Men Who Knew Too Much (forthcoming from Oxford University Press). His poetry has appeared in several journals, among them: Georgia Review, New England Review, Paris Review, Partisan Review, and Shenandoah, and he has won prizes for the best essays in Modern Fiction Studies and PMLA.

James Sherry
Sherry is the author of more than 10 books of poetry and prose. His new manuscript, Sorry: Environmental Poetics, is forthcoming. He is the editor of Roof Books ( and founder of the Segue Foundation ( that has produced more than 10,000 literary and other art events in the New York metropolitan area during the past 30 years.

Michael D. Snediker
Michael D. Snediker is the author of Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous Persuasions (U Minnesota Press, 2008). He is currently...

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