Camille T. Dungy
Camille T. Dungy is the author of Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010) and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), a finalist for the PEN Center USA 2007 Literary Award and the Library of Virginia 2007 Literary Award. She is editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, December 2009), co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea, 2009), and assistant editor Gathering Ground: An Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade. Dungy has received fellowships from organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Dana Award, and Bread Loaf. She is associate professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. (www.camilledungy.com).
Amy King is the author of four collections of poetry: Slaves to Do These Things, I’m the Man Who Loves You, and Antidotes for an Alibi (a Lambda Book Award finalist), all from Blazevox Books, and the forthcoming I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press). King moderates the Poetics List (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO) and the Goodreads Poetry! Group. She also teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. She is currently preparing a book of interviews with the poet, Ron Padgett. With Ana Bozicevic, King co-curates the Brooklyn-based reading series, The Stain of Poetry. For more information, please visit www.amyking.org.
Juliana Spahr is a poet, editor, and scholar. Her most recent book of poetry is This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (U of California, 2005), a collection of poems that she wrote from November 30, 2002 to March 30, 2003 that chronicled the buildup to the latest US invasion of Iraq. Atelos recently published The Transformation (2007), a book of prose which tells the story of three people who move between Hawai’i and New York in order to talk about cultural geography, ecology, anticolonialism, queer theory, language politics, the academy, and recent wars. Spahr co-edited the journal /Chain/ with Jena Osman from 1994-2005. With nineteen other poets she has been an editor of the collectively edited and collectively funded Subpress. In terms of recent work… Spahr has been working with Stephanie Young to try and understand what is going on with gender in contemporary poetry. The latest attempt was published in the Chicago Review and is available online at http://humanities.uchicago.edu.
Adrienne Su is the author of three books of poems, Middle Kingdom (Alice James Books, 1997), Sanctuary (Manic D Press, 2006), and Having None of It (Manic D Press, 2009). Recipient of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Su is associate professor of English and poet-in-residence at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Ann Townsend, Chair
Ann Townsend is the author of two collections of poetry: Dime Store Erotics (Silverfish Review Press, 1998), and The Coronary Garden (Sarabande Books, 2005). She is the editor of a collection of essays, Radiant Lyre: On Lyric Poetry (with David Baker), published by Graywolf Press in 2007. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Individual Artist’s grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Discovery Prize from The Nation. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The New Young American Poets, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology. Dominic Consolo Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Denison University, Ann Townsend also owns and operates Bittersweet Farm in Granville, Ohio.