Notes on Contributors
DANA GIOIA is the former Poet Laureate of California and the author of four opera libretti.
ROBERT CROSSLEY is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His most recent book is Epic Ambitions in Modern Times: From Paradise Lost to the New Millennium (Anthem Press, 2022).
The poet and novelist ROBERT McDOWELL is the founder of a new Oregon literary publishing company, Homestead Lighthouse Press.
NINA BOGIN lives in France. Her most recent collection of poetry is Thousandfold (Carcanet, 2019).
JOHN PHILIP DRURY’s new poetry collection is The Teller’s Cage: Poems and Imaginary Movies (Able Muse Press, 2024). He is an emeritus professor at the University of Cincinnati.
BOB JOHNSON lives in South Bend, Indiana. His short story collection The Continental Divide will be published by Cornerstone Press in spring 2025.
BRUCE BEASLEY is the author of nine collections of poems, including most recently Prayershreds from Orison Books in spring 2023.
BARBARA CRAIG ADAMS* lives in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire.
DAVID LIVEWELL won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Shackamaxon. He lives near his hometown of Philadelphia, and his next poetry collection will appear from Able Muse Press in 2024.
BETH GUTCHEON is a screenwriter and the author of eleven novels available from William Morrow/Harper Perennial.
BRIAN SWANN’s most recent book is Ya-Honk! Goes the Wild Gander: Covid Divagations (MadHat Press, 2023).
BRUCE LAWDER’s most recent book of poems, Shorelines, was published in 2022 by Homestead Lighthouse Press. Three of his plays have been performed in New York City in the past two years by the American Theatre of Actors.
MICHELE HERMAN has published two chapbooks with Finishing Line Press: Just Another Jack: The Private Lives of Nursery Rhymes (2022) and Victory Boulevard (2018). She is an award-winning translator of Jacques Brel songs.
MARK JACOBS’ sixth book, a novel set in the Congo called Silent Light, is forthcoming from Evergreen Review Books.
WENDY DREXLER is a recipient of a 2022 artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her fourth collection, Notes from the Column of Memory, was published in September 2022 by Terrapin Books.
ROBERT CORDING has published ten collections of poems, the most recent of which is In the Unwalled City (Slant, 2022).
DAVID HAMILTON’s* most recent book, A Certain Arc, Ice Cube Press, 2019, includes a long essay collecting thoughts and reminiscences of his thirty-some years editing The Iowa Review.
KAREN WILKIN was honored by the Artists Equity Association in December 2023.
ERICK NEHER is Vice President of Marketing for Hearst Magazines.
LARRY WOLFF is the Julius Silver Professor of European History at NYU. His books include The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage (2016) and, most recently, The Shadow of the Empress: Fairy-Tale Opera and the End of the Habsburg Monarchy (2023), both published by Stanford University Press.
BROOKE ALLEN teaches History of Thought in the Bennington Prison Education Initiative.
MARK JARMAN’s latest collection of poetry, Zeno’s Eternity, was published by Paul Dry Books in 2023.
BRUCE WHITEMAN’s most recent collection of poetry is The Invisible World Is in Decline, Book IX (ECW Press, 2022).
CARY HOLLADAY served as one of several judges for Virginia’s 2023 Poetry Out Loud competition.
*Asterisk indicates a new contributor.