Stephen Burt is professor of English at Harvard and the author of several books of poetry and of literary criticism and scholarship, including Belmont(2013); The Forms of Youth (2007); and, with David Mikics, The Art of the Sonnet (2010).

Dewey Faulkner has taught at Yale and at the University of San Antonio. He has also worked for many years in newspaper, television, and radio as a music critic.

Paula Fox’s many books include six novels and two memoirs, Borrowed Finery and The Coldest Winter, the latter chronicling her time in Europe following the Second World War. She lives in Brooklyn.

Nicholas Friedman is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University, and recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Criterion, Southwest Review, The New York Times, and other publications.

David Galef is professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Montclair State University. His latest book is the short story collection My Date with Neanderthal Woman (Dzanc Books).

Julian Gewirtzis a graduate student in modern Chinese history at the University of Oxford. His poems have been published in or are forthcoming from The New Republic, Boston Review, and Denver Quarterly, among other publications.

Mary Gordon’s many books include novels, memoir, and literary criticism. She is a recipient of the Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her upcoming book, The Liar’s Wife, four interlocked novellas, will be published this season by Pantheon. She is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College.

John Gosslee is the editor of Fjords Review. His latest multimedia testament is

Rachel Hadas is Board of Governors Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University. The most recent of her many books of poetry isThe Golden Road (Northwestern University Press, 2012) and of her books of prose is Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry (Paul Dry Books, 2011). She also edited The Waiting Room Reader II, an anthology of poems and prose to be read by people waiting (CavanKerry Press, 2013).

Patricia Hooper’s most recent book is Aristotle’s Garden, winner of the 2003 Bluestem Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in The American Scholar, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, and other publications.

Mary Maxwell is the author of three volumes of poems, An Imaginary Hellas,Emporia, and Cultural Tourism. Her essays have appeared most recently inArion, Provincetown Arts, and Vanitas.

Joshua Mehigan’s poems have recently appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry, which awarded him its 2013 Levinson Prize. His second book, Accepting the Disaster, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux this year. He is a recent NEA fellow.

W. S. Merwin, recipient of the Pulitzer, Bollingen, Tanning, and Lenore Marshall Poetry prizes, has published over twenty books of poetry and nearly twenty books of translations. Currently Selected Translations (2013) and The Moon Before Morning (2014) have been published by Copper Canyon Press.The Collected Poems of W. S. Merwin, edited by J. D. McClatchy, recently appeared as a two-volume set from The Library of America.

Elisabeth Murawski is author of Zorba’s Daughter, which was awarded the May Swenson Poetry Award; Moon and Mercury; and two chapbooks. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

David Orr is the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review and the author of Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry (HarperCollins 2011).

Timothy Peltason teaches at Wellesley College and serves on the Executive Council of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers. Other recent and forthcoming essays are about Jane Austen, Mark Twain, and Oscar Wilde.

James Scully has published ten books of poems, most recently Angel in Flames (2011, UK). His translations include Aeschylus� Prometheus Bound(with C. John Herington) and Sophocles� Aias and Philoktetes (with Robert Bagg), as well as works by Central and South American poets. Among his prose works are Line Break: Poetry as Social Practice (1988, 2009) and a journal, Vagabond Flags: Serbia & Kosovo (2009). He lives in Vermont.

Aaron Shapiro is writing a book on literary responses to lost texts, ancient and modern. He lives in Boston.

Jeffrey Skinner was awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship for poetry. His most recent book of poems is Glaciology. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is associate editor for Sarabande Books.

Jordan Smith is the author of seven collections of poems, most recently Clare’s Empire, a fantasia on the life and work of John Clare, available as a digital edition from The Hydroelectric Press. He is the Edward E. Hale Jr. Professor of English at Union College.

Charles Taylor has written for The New Yorker, The Nation, Dissent,, and other publications. A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he teaches in New York City

Ellen Wilbur’s fiction has appeared in many magazines, including New Letters, The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, and, most recently, Ploughshares. Several stories have been chosen for the Pushcart Prize series and various fiction anthologies. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Alan Williamson’s recent books include The Pattern More Complicated: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press) and Westernness: A Meditation (University of Virginia Press). He retired from the English faculty of the University of California, Davis, and teaches in Warren Wilson College’s MFA program for writers

Timothy Young is curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at Beinecke Library at Yale University. He is the author of a new translation of La Prose du Transsiberien (2008), and is a co-editor of The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720 (2013).