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George Boziwick is retired as Chief of the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. He is co-founder with Trudy Williams of The Red Skies Music Ensemble, which has presented their co-created theatrical and musical programs on Emily Dickinson. George is currently at work on a book about the early musical years of Emily Dickinson.

Ryan Heryford is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Literature in the Department of English at California State University, East Bay, where he teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, with a focus in eco-criticism and cultural narratives of environmental justice. He has published work on environmental thought in the works of William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, and Édouard Glissant. His current book-length project, The “Snugness of Being”: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Vitalisms, explores the influence of nineteenth-century environmental and bio-medical philosophy on constructions of self and subjectivity within the works of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville.

Cate L. Mahoney is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, finishing a dissertation on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Frank O’Hara. She has published on Dickinson, Herman Melville, and Nella Larsen, and is particularly interested in aspects of nerve, confidence, endurance and mourning in the work of American writers.

Alicia Ostriker is a Distinguished Professor Emerita at Rutgers University, author of sixteen volumes of poetry, most recently Waiting for the Light, and of the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America and other books on poetry and on the Bible. She is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and New York State Poet Laureate. The Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems 2002–2019 is forthcoming.



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