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Michael Davidson, Distinguished Professor in the department 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); Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics (Chicago, 2003); Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body (Michigan, 2008); and Outskirts of Form: Practicing Cultural Poetics (Wesleyan, 2011). He edited The New Collected Poems of George Oppen (New Directions, 2002). His current project is a collection of essays on disability and modernism that examines the relationship between biofuturity and modernist literature in the writing of Henry James, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett, and F. T. Marinetti.

Kaplan Page Harris, assistant professor of English at St. Bonaventure University in western New York State, has published widely on modern and contemporary poetry. He is co-editor, with Peter Baker and Rod Smith, of Robert Creeley's selected letters, forthcoming from the University of California Press.

Ann Keniston, associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, is the author of Overheard Voices: Address and Subjectivity in Postmodern American Poetry (Routledge, 2006) and co-editor, with Jeanne Follansbee Quinn, of Literature after 9/11 (Routledge, 2005). She is co-editing, with Jeffrey Gray, a collection of essays on American poetry after the millennium. Her current book project is on memory and belatedness in postwar American poetry.

Juliana Spahr is Aurelia Henry Reinhardt professor of English at Mills College, in Oakland, California. Her most recent books are Well Then There Now (Black Sparrow, 2011) and a collection from ChainLinks, co-edited with Stephanie Young, titled A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (2011).

Jahan Ramazani is Edgar F. Shannon professor of English at the University of Virginia. His books include Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy, and the Sublime (Yale, 1990); Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (Chicago, 1994); The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (Chicago, 2001); and A Transnational Poetics (Chicago, 2009). He also edited, with prior editors Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, the third edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (2003) and, with Jon Stallworthy, The Twentieth Century and After, as part of the eighth and ninth editions of The Norton Anthology of English Literature (2006, 2012). He is the 2011 recipient of both the Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association, for the best book of comparative literary theory published from 2008 to [End Page 914] 2010, and the Thomas Jefferson award for scholarship, the University of Virginia's highest award.

Brian M. Reed, associate professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle, is the author of Hart Crane: After His Lights (Alabama, 2006) and Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poetics (Alabama, 2012), the manuscript for which won the Elizabeth Agee prize in American literary study. He co-edited, with Nancy Perloff, Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow (Getty Research Institute, 2003). His recent articles have been on Lisa Robertson; Robert Duncan and Gertrude Stein; the poem-paintings of Frank O'Hara and Norman Bluhm; and Jasper Johns and Hart Crane. His most recent book, Nobody's Business: Twenty-First-Century Avant-Garde Poetics, is forthcoming from Cornell University Press.

Evie Shockley, associate professor of English at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the author of Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (Iowa, 2011) and two volumes of poetry, A Half-Red Sea (Carolina Wren, 2006) and The New Black (Wesleyan, 2011). She has published articles on African American literature, contemporary poetics, and the gothic. The working title for her new book project is "Threshold States: Genre, Identity, and Contemporary Narratives of Slavery."

Timothy Yu, associate professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965 (Stanford, 2009), which won the book award in literary studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. His current book project is titled...


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