Cortney Lamar Charleston is a Pushcart Prize-winning poet and the author of Telepathologies (Saturnalia, 2017). He was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and he has also received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His poems have appeared in POETRY, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Granta, The Nation, and elsewhere.
James J. Donahue is the author of two books, Contemporary Native Fiction: Toward a Narrative Poetics of Survivance (Routledge, 2019) and Failed Frontiersmen: White Men and Myth in the Post-Sixties American Historical Romance (U of Virginia P, 2015), as well as the coeditor of Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (Ohio State UP, 2017) and Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights (UP of Mississippi, 2015). He is an associate professor in English & Communication with a secondary appointment in Interdisciplinary Studies at SUNY Potsdam.
Michel Feith is an associate professor in American literature at the University of Nantes, France, and a member of Center for Research on National Identities and Intercultural Studies (CRINI). His publications include articles on Maxine Hong Kingston, Gerald Vizenor, John Edgar Wideman, Percival Everett, and the Harlem Renaissance. He is the coeditor, with Geneviève Fabre, of Jean Toomer and the Harlem Renaissance (Rutgers UP, 2001) and Temples for Tomorrow: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance (Indiana UP, 2001).
Vernita Hall is the author of Where William Walked: Poems About Philadelphia and Its People of Color (Aquarius, 2019), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry and of the Robert Creeley Prize from Marsh Hawk Press, and The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians (Moonstone, 2017), winner of the Moonstone Chapbook Contest. Her poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in numerous journals and anthologies. Hall holds an MFA in creative writing from Rosemont College and serves on the poetry review board of Philadelphia Stories.
Johannes Kohrs graduated in American Studies with an M.A. from Goethe University Frankfurt and a PhD from Freie University Berlin. His research in the field of African American literature ranges from humor and satire to literary institutionality and masculinity.
Zach Linge is a PhD student in creative writing (poetry) at Florida State University and the assistant editor of The Southeast Review. His essays and poetry are published in [Inter]sections Journal, Transnational Literature, The Journal, Sonora Review, and Nimrod International Journal, among other places.
Marcus B. McArthur is a humanities teacher at City-As School, an alternative high school serving students ages 17-21 in New York City.
Michael Meyerhofer's fifth book of poems, Ragged Eden, is forthcoming from Glass Lyre Press. He has been the recipient of the James Wright Poetry Award, the Liam Rector First Book Award, the Brick Road Poetry Book Prize, and other honors. For more information and an embarrassing childhood photo, visit troublewithhammers.com.
Leah Milne is an assistant professor of multicultural American literature at University of Indianapolis. Her upcoming book focuses on self-care and authorship in ethnic American fiction.
Judith Roof is the author of The Comic Event (Bloomsbury, 2018), and What Gender Is, What Gender Does (U of Minnesota P, 2016), among other books and essays on modern fiction, drama, film, sexuality, and critical theories. She is a professor and William Shakespeare Chair in English at Rice University.
Anthony Stewart is John P. Crozer Professor of English at Bucknell University. His book, Approximate Gestures: The Meaning of the Between in the Fiction of Percival Everett, is scheduled for publication by Louisiana State UP in Spring 2020.
Joe Weixlmann is an emeritus professor of English at Saint Louis University, where he previously served as Arts & Sciences dean, provost, and, for several years prior to his retirement, a line faculty member. His contributions to Everett scholarship include essays and book reviews in African American Review and Callaloo, the edited collection Conversations with Percival Everett (UP of Mississippi, 2014), and the extensive Everett bibliography posted on the Percival Everett International Society website.