Con­trib­u­tors' Notes

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Mark K. An­der­son is a jour­nal­ist and au­thor of Shake­speare by An­other Name (Gotham Books, 2005) and The Day the World Dis­cov­ered the Sun (Da Capo, 2012). He's writ­ten for many pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Wired, Harper's, Science, Rolling Stone, Sci­en­tific Amer­i­can, and Tech­nol­ogy Re­view, and has been a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to WNYC'S Stu­dio 30 with Kurt An­der­sen.

An­ders Carlson-wee is a 2015 NEA Fel­low and the win­ner of Ninth Let­ter's 2014 Po­etry Award and of New Delta Re­view's 2014 Edi­tors' Choice Prize. His work has ap­peared or is forth­com­ing in South­ern Re­view, Prairie Schooner, West Branch, Fork­lift Ohio, Best New Po­ets 2012 and 2014, and else­where. A re­cip­i­ent of schol­ar­ships from the Bread Loaf Writ­ers' Con­fer­ence and the Se­wa­nee Writ­ers' Con­fer­ence, and of the Bread Loaf Bake­less Ca­margo Res­i­dency Fel­low­ship, he is cur­rently an MFA can­di­date at Van­der­bilt Univer­sity.

Jen­nifer Chang is the au­thor of The His­tory of Anonymity (VQR Po­etry Se­ries, 2008). She co-chairs the ad­vi­sory board of Kundi­man and is an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of English and cre­ative writ­ing at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity. She lives in Wash­ing­ton, DC.

Lor­raine Han­lon Co­manor was the 1963 US Fig­ure Skat­ing Cham­pion and mem­ber of the US Fig­ure Skat­ing Team. She grad­u­ated from Har­vard Univer­sity and Stan­ford Med­i­cal School, com­pleted her res­i­dency at both uni­ver­si­ties, and is a board-cer­ti­fied anes­the­si­ol­o­gist. Fol­low­ing twenty-five years in the op­er­at­ing room, she be­came a med­i­cal writer and a re­search con­sul­tant to nu­mer­ous phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies. More re­cently, she re­ceived her MFA in fic­tion from the Ben­ning­ton Writ­ing Sem­i­nars. She lives in the high Sier­ras, where she en­joys hik­ing, cross-coun­try ski­ing, and kayak­ing.

Steven Cramer is the au­thor of five po­etry col­lec­tions, most re­cently Clang­ings (Sara­bande, 2012). Re­cip­i­ent of a 2014 Mas­sachusetts Cul­tural Coun­cil Fel­low­ship, he di­rects the MFA Pro­gram in Cre­ative Writ­ing at Les­ley Univer­sity.

Jehanne Dubrow is the au­thor of five po­etry col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing The Ar­ranged Mar­riage (Univer­sity of New Mex­ico Press, 2015), Red Army Red (North­west­ern Univer­sity Press, 2012), and State­side (North­west­ern Univer­sity Press, 2010). Her work has ap­peared in Vir­ginia Quar­terly Re­view, South­ern Re­view, and Prairie Schooner. She is Di­rec­tor of the Rose O'neill Lit­er­ary House and As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor of cre­ative writ­ing at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege, where she ed­its the na­tional lit­er­ary jour­nal Cherry Tree.

Ana Fletcher is an ed­i­tor and trans­la­tor based in Rio de Janeiro. She holds a BA in English/writ­ing and Per­for­mance from the Univer­sity of York and an MA in Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture from Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don. Her trans­la­tions from Por­tuguese and Span­ish have been pub­lished in Granta, Mu­sic and Lit­er­a­ture, and Wasafiri.

Daisy Fried is the au­thor of three books of po­etry, most re­cently Women's Po­etry: Po­ems and Ad­vice (Pitt Po­etry Se­ries, 2013), cho­sen by Li­brary Jour­nal as one of the five best po­etry books of 2013. A re­cent Guggen­heim Fel­low, she is on the fac­ulty of the Warren Wil­son MFA Pro­gram for Writ­ers.

Mario J. Gonzales cur­rently lives and works in Santa Fe. He was raised in Par­lier, Cal­i­for­nia, a farm-worker com­mu­nity out­side of Fresno. His short fic­tion has ap­peared in Drunken Boat, Cos­sack Re­view, Rio Grande Re­view, and other lit­er­ary pub­li­ca­tions. He has fin­ished a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries en­ti­tled The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Else­where, which he hopes to be pub­lished soon.

Rachel Hadas has two books forth­com­ing: Talk­ing to the Dead (Spuyten Duyvil, 2015), se­lected prose, and a vol­ume of po­etry, Ques­tions in the Vestibule (North­west­ern Univer­sity Press, 2016). She is Board of Gover­nors Pro­fes­sor of English at Rut­gers Univer­sity– Ne­wark and is the au­thor of many books of po­etry, prose, and trans­la­tions. The quo­ta­tion from Proust that ap­pears in her es­say in this is­sue is taken from Re­mem­brance of Things Past, Vol. The Guer­mantes Way & Cities of the Plain, trans­lated by C. K. Scott Mon­crieff and Ter­ence Kil­martin (Ran­dom House, 1981).

2:Rob Hardy lives in North­field, Min­nesota, where he writes, teaches Latin and Greek, serves on the school board, ad­vo­cates for lo­cal skate­board­ers, has po­etry stamped on side­walks, and plays the largest bells in the com­mu­nity hand­bell choir. His es­say in Crit­i­cal Flame on be­ing a stay-at-home fa­ther and read­ing Vi­rago Mod­ern Clas­sics was the on­line jour­nal's most-read es­say of 2014, and prompted one Twit­ter user to comment: “This guy needs a Plays­ta­tion and a copy of Grand Theft Auto badly.”

John Kin­sella's most re­cent books in­clude the po­etry col­lec­tion Jam Tree Gully (W. W. Nor­ton, 2012) and the col­lab­o­ra­tive work Red­start, with For­rest Gan­der (Iowa Univer­sity Press, 2012). He is a Fel­low of Churchill Col­lege, Cam­bridge Univer­sity, and a Pro­fes­so­rial Re­search Fel­low at the Univer­sity of Western Aus­tralia.

Luis S. Krausz, born into a fam­ily of Aus­trian and Bes­sara­bian Jews in São Paulo in 1961, stud­ied Bi­ble at the Jewish The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary of Amer­ica and Clas­sics at Columbia Univer­sity. He earned his Master's de­gree in Clas­si­cal Stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia and holds a PHD in Mod­ern Jewish Lit­er­a­ture from the Univer­si­dade de São Paulo, where he teaches Jewish Lit­er­a­ture. Desterro: memórias em ruí­nas [ Mem­o­ries in Ru­ins] (Torde­sil­has, 2011), the Por­tuguese novel from which “The Clocks” was ex­cerpted, has since ap­peared in Ger­man (2013) and Ital­ian (2015). Krausz trans­lates Ger­man and He­brew Lit­er­a­ture into Por­tuguese and is the re­cip­i­ent of sev­eral lit­er­ary prizes in Brazil, in­clud­ing the Jabuti Prize and the Ben­virá Prize.

Au­guste La­caus­sade (1815–1897) was born on the French In­dian Ocean pos­ses­sion of Bour­bon, later named Ile de la Réu­nion. He pub­lished his first vol­ume of po­ems in 1839, Les Salazi­ennes, fol­lowed by Poèmes et Paysages (1852) and Les Épaves (1861).

Nick Lantz is the au­thor of three col­lec­tions of po­etry, most re­cently How to Dance as the Roof Caves In (Gray­wolf, 2014). He teaches at Sam Hous­ton State Univer­sity and lives in Huntsville, Texas.

Wil­liam Lo­gan's most re­cent book of po­ems, Madame X, was pub­lished by Pen­guin in 2012. He re­ceived the Aiken Tay­lor Award in Mod­ern Amer­i­can Po­etry in 2013. His book of crit­i­cism, Guilty Knowl­edge, Guilty Plea­sure, was pub­lished by Columbia Univer­sity Press last spring.

Erin Lynch re­ceived her MA in English from Univer­sity of North Texas, where she cur­rently teaches. Her po­ems have pre­vi­ously ap­peared in Cream City Re­view.

Cate Marvin's third book, Or­a­cle, was re­cently re­leased (W. W. Nor­ton, 2015). She lives in Maple­wood, New Jersey, and teaches at the Col­lege of Staten Is­land, City Univer­sity of New York.

Bren­dan Mckennedy has pub­lished short sto­ries in Vir­ginia Quar­terly Re­view, Epoch, and PANK. He teaches English to mid­dle school­ers in Gyeong­nam, South Korea.

Carolyn Page was born in Ken­tucky and has lived in Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia, most of her adult life. She is a mother of four, grand­mother of nine, and a great grand­mother. She won the Pen/nel­son Al­gren Fic­tion Award in 1989 along with a month-long writ­ing res­i­dency at The Barn, Mon­tauk, New York. The pro­logue to the PEN Award–win­ning novel, a stand­alone story, “Bucky,” was pub­lished in the Po­tomac Re­view and nom­i­nated for the Push­cart Prize. She has taught cre­ative writ­ing in the Wash­ing­ton, DC, area for twenty-five years.

Emilia Phillips is the au­thor of two col­lec­tions of po­etry, Sig­nalet­ics (2013) and Ground­speed (forth­com­ing), both from the Univer­sity of Akron Press, and three chap­books. Her po­etry ap­pears in Agni, Gulf Coast, Har­vard Re­view, Kenyon Re­view, Po­etry, and else­where. She's the re­cip­i­ent of fel­low­ships to the Bread Loaf Writ­ers' Con­fer­ence, US Po­ets in Mex­ico, and Ver­mont Stu­dio Cen­ter; the 2012 Po­etry Prize from the Jour­nal; and the 2013–2014 Emerg­ing Writer Lec­ture­ship from Get­tys­burg Col­lege. She serves as a staff mem­ber of the Se­wa­nee Writ­ers' Con­fer­ence and as a prose ed­i­tor of 32 Po­ems. She lives in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia.

John Poch's fourth col­lec­tion of po­ems, Fix Quiet, re­ceived the 2014 New Cri­te­rion Po­etry Prize (St. Au­gus­tine Press, 2015). His po­ems have ap­peared in the Na­tion, New Re­pub­lic, Po­etry, Paris Re­view, Yale Re­view, and other jour­nals.

J. T. Price's fic­tion has ap­peared in Elec­tric Lit­er­a­ture, Po­tomac, Opium Magazine, and else­where. Among other sources, “Sur­vival” de­rives from a read­ing of John Hersey's sem­i­nal John F. Kennedy pro­file of the same name in the New Yorker and fig­ures as a chapter in Price's novel, The Un­fa­mous. For more, visit

Kevin Prufer's new­est books are Churches (2014), In a Beau­ti­ful Coun­try (2011), and Na­tional An­them (2008), all from Four Way Books. He teaches in the Cre­ative Writ­ing Pro­gram at the Univer­sity of Hous­ton, where he co-cu­rates the Un­sung Masters Se­ries.

Jill Sisson Quinn's es­says have ap­peared in Orion, Eco­tone, On­earth, and many other mag­a­zines. She has re­ceived the An­nie Dil­lard Award in Cre­ative Non­fic­tion, a John Bur­roughs Es­say Award, and a Rona Jaffe Writ­ers' Award. Her work has been reprinted in Best Amer­i­can Science & Na­ture Writ­ing 2011. Her first book, De­ranged, was pub­lished by Ap­pren­tice House of Loy­ola Univer­sity Mary­land in 2010. A reg­u­lar com­men­ta­tor for Wis­con­sin Pub­lic Ra­dio's Wis­con­sin Life se­ries, she lives and writes in Scan­di­navia, Wis­con­sin.

Lore Se­gal was born in Vi­enna a long time ago. A nov­el­ist, es­say­ist, and trans­la­tor, she has taught cre­ative writ­ing at Columbia, Prince­ton, Chicago, Ohio, and at Bread Loaf, and con­tin­ues to teach at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The best known of her chil­dren's books is Tell Me a Mitzi (Far­rar, Straus & Giroux, 1982). Her first novel, Other Peo­ple's Houses (Bod­ley Head, 1974), was se­ri­al­ized in the New Yorker in the 1960s; the most re­cent, Half the King­dom (Melville House), was a New York Times No­table Book of 2014. Her own fa­vorite is Her First Amer­i­can (Knopf, 1985), which won an Arts and Letters Award. In 2008, Shake­speare's Kitchen (New Press) was a Pulitzer fi­nal­ist.

He­len Shul­man re­ceived her art train­ing at the School of the Mu­seum of Fine Arts Bos­ton. Prior to un­der­tak­ing her full-time art ca­reer in 2004, Shul­man was a psy­chother­a­pist, who earned her MSW at Sim­mons Col­lege in Bos­ton. She is cur­rently rep­re­sented by Edge­wa­ter Gallery (Mid­dle­bury, Ver­mont), West Branch Gallery (Stowe, Ver­mont), Kobalt Gallery (Province­town, Mas­sachusetts), Pryor Fine Arts (At­lanta, Ge­or­gia), and Al­lyn Gallup Con­tem­po­rary (Sara­sota, Florida). Her work is in cor­po­rate and pri­vate col­lec­tions through­out the United States and Europe.

Henry Reed Stiles (1832–1909) was a physi­cian and au­thor who pub­lished a num­ber of ge­nealog­i­cal stud­ies that con­tinue to be cited today, in­clud­ing The His­tory and Ge­nealo­gies of An­cient Wind­sor, Con­necti­cut and The Stiles Fam­ily in Amer­ica. His other pub­li­ca­tions in­clude A His­tory of the City of Brook­lyn and Bundling; Its Ori­gin, Progress and De­cline in Amer­ica.

El­liott Stone (1932–2011) was a Bos­ton lawyer and con­sumer ac­tivist. He de­voted many years to the study of Shake­speare, and was in­stru­men­tal in fa­cil­i­tat­ing the ear­li­est re­search on which the present ar­ti­cle is based.

Roger Strit­mat­ter is an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of hu­man­i­ties at Cop­pin State Univer­sity, a Bal­ti­more HBCU. The gen­eral ed­i­tor of Brief Chron­i­cles: An In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Jour­nal of Au­thor­ship Stud­ies, he has stud­ied the Shake­spearean ques­tion as a topic in in­tel­lec­tual his­tory for more than twenty years. He has pub­lished his work in Re­view of English Stud­ies, Shake­speare Year­book, Notes and Queries, Cahiers élis­abéthain, the Ox­for­dian, Univer­sity of Ten­nessee Law Re­view, the Wash­ing­ton Post, and Crit­i­cal Sur­vey.

Lisa Tad­deo is a con­trib­u­tor to Esquire and New York, among oth­ers. Her pieces have been an­thol­o­gized in Best Amer­i­can Sports Writ­ing and Best Amer­i­can Po­lit­i­cal Writ­ing. She is cur­rently at work on her de­but non­fic­tion book for Si­mon & Schus­ter about de­sire and sex­u­al­ity in Amer­ica, and has just com­pleted her first novel.

Ocean Vuong is the au­thor of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Cop­per Canyon Press, 2016). A 2014 Ruth Lilly fel­low, he has re­ceived hon­ors from Kundi­man, Po­ets House, the Civitella Ranieri Foun­da­tion, the El­iz­a­beth Ge­orge Foun­da­tion, and the Academy of Amer­i­can Po­ets, as well as a 2014 Push­cart Prize. His po­ems ap­pear in the New Yorker, Po­etry, the Na­tion, Bos­ton Re­view, Best New Po­ets 2014, and Amer­i­can Po­etry Re­view, which awarded him the 2012 Stan­ley Ku­nitz Prize for Younger Po­ets. He lives in Queens, New York.

C. K. Wil­liams has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Na­tional Book Award, and the Na­tional

Book Crit­ics Cir­cle Award, among other hon­ors. In 2010, he pub­lished a crit­i­cal study, On Whit­man (Prince­ton Univer­sity Press), and a book of po­etry, Wait (Far­rar, Straus & Giroux), and in 2012 an­other book of po­ems, Writ­ers Writ­ing Dy­ing (Far­rar, Straus & Giroux), and an­other book of es­says, In Time: Po­ets, Po­ems, and the Rest (Univer­sity of Chicago Press). In 2014 he pub­lished the book of prose po­ems All At Once, and his Se­lected Later Po­ems will come out in 2015, both from Far­rar, Straus & Giroux. He is a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Academy of Arts and Letters.

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