Opal Palmer Adisa is the new editor of The Caribbean Writer, a journal published by the University of the Virgin Islands. Her novel, Painting Away Regrets, and a co-edited collection of poems, stories and essays, Caribbean Erotica, will be published in 2010.
David Anderson is an associate professor of English at the University of Louisville. His research interests are late nineteenth- through twentieth-century American and African American poetry. He is currently writing a series of articles on African American literature and ecocriticism.
Georgia Banks-Martin's poetry and book reviews have appeared in many journals and magazines. She lives with her husband, two cats, and dog in Montgomery, Alabama. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing at Queens University Charlotte in 2009. Her poetry collection, Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered, will be published in 2010.
Tracy L. Bealer is an instructor at the University of South Carolina. She has published on William Faulkner and Alice Walker, and is currently researching a book on literary representations of women in radical political movements.
Kevin Bell is an associate professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he works in British and American literary modernisms, twentieth- and twenty-first-century African American literature and film, and Continental philosophy. He is the author of Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism and the Critique of Identity (U of Minnesota P, 2007), and is now composing a book on black experimental writing and cinema entitled Drift Velocities: Black Fragments in Explorative Literature, Film, and Theory.
Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III) is a poet and associate professor of English at Bowie State University. He has been published in Crab Orchard Review, The Smartish Pace, and other journals and anthologies.
Stephen Cramer's first book of poetry, Shiva's Drum, was selected for the National Poetry Series by Grace Schulman. His second, Tongue & Groove, was published by University of Illinois Press in 2007. He teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont.
Jonathan P. Eburne is an associate professor of comparative literature and English at Pennsylvania State University, where he teaches courses in international modernism and literary theory. He is the author of Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Cornell UP, 2008), and is currently at work on a book entitled Outsider Theory.
Before his untimely death in 2009, Aimé J. Ellis was an associate professor of English and African and African American studies at Michigan State University. His work focused on twentieth-century black male autobiography and fiction, critical race, gender, and African diasporic studies, and contemporary African American popular culture and social history. Following publications in journals such as ANQ and Callaloo, he authored the forthcoming If We Must Die: From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls (Wayne State UP, 2011).
Lisa Fluet is an assistant professor of English at Boston College, specializing in twentieth-century literature. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Brilliant Career: Knowledge-Work and Class in the Twentieth Century, and has published articles in Novel, Twentieth-Century Literature, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and several essay collections devoted to modernism. [End Page 543]
Sally Gomaa is an associate professor of English at Salve Regina University, where she teaches writing and special topics in women's literature. Her translation from Arabic to English of the novel Red Wine will soon be in print (American University in Cairo Press).
Zubeda Jalalzai is an associate professor of English at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island, specializing in early American literature, Afghan and transnational Islamic literature, as well as postcolonial theory. She has co-edited a collection of essays Globalizing Afghanistan: Terrorism, War, and the Rhetoric of Nation-Building (Duke UP, 2011) and has authored articles on Early American and Native American literatures as well as on representations of Afghanistan, transatlanticism, and postcolonial and feminist theories.
Quincy Scott Jones is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct instructor of English at Temple University. He is the creator and host of New Directions of Black Poetics, a semiannual panel of writers and scholars discussing their relation to the African American community and literary tradition.
Daniela Kukrechtová received...