Issue 16 Contributors
Matt Cohen focuses his work on database design, bibliographic description of books, and UNIX editing. An Assistant Professor of English at Duke University, Cohen is currently working as the editor in charge of adding Horace Traubel’s nine-volume With Walt Whitman in Camden to the Whitman Archive.
Ed Folsom is the Carver Professor of English at The University of Iowa. He is the co-director of the Walt Whitman Archive and has served as Editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review since 1983. He directed “Walt Whitman: The Centennial Project,” with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Iowa Humanities Board. He is the editor of Walt Whitman: The Centennial Essays (U Iowa P, 1994); co-editor of Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song(Holy Cow!, 1981, rev.ed., 1997); co-editor of Walt Whitman and the World (U Iowa P, 1996); and author of Walt Whitman’s Native Representations (Cambridge UP, 1994).
Thomas Fortenberry is an American author, editor, reviewer, and publisher. Owner of the Mind Fire Press, he has judged many literary contests, including The Georgia Author of the Year Awards and The Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction. His award-winning work has appeared internationally in publications such as Poetry Magazine, Left Bank Review, Writer’s Choice, Eternity, and many others.
Peter Gibian teaches in the English Department at McGill University in Montréal. His publications include Mass Culture and Everyday Life(editor and contributor, Routledge 1997), Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation (Cambridge UP, 2001; awarded the Lois Rudnick Prize for Best Book in 2001 and 2002 by NEASA, the New England section of the American Studies Association), as well as essays on Poe, Melville, Twain, Justice Holmes, Wharton and James, cosmopolitanism in nineteenth-century American literature, organic form in Whitman, and Whitman and oratory. He is now completing a new book exploring the workings of a mid-century “culture of conversation” across the spectrum of talk modes and venues as it shaped the writings of a wide range of authors.
Rebecca Gould is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has an essay on the North Caucasus forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review and an article on journalistic representations of the Chechen war is forthcoming in the academic journal Reconstruction. Currently, she is based in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she is researching Chechen literature and culture.
Tyler Hoffman is the author of Robert Frost and the Politics of Poetry(New England, 2001). He has published articles on Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Elizabeth Bishop, Gary Snyder, Thom Gunn, and contemporary slam poetry. He is editor of the Mickle Street Review.
William Homer is H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Art History Emeritus at the University of Delaware. He retired in 2000. He is the author of books on Robert Henri, Alfred Stieglitz, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Thomas Eakins and has written articles on Walt Whitman and Eakins. He is currentlypreparing an edition of the complete letters of Eakins.
Miriam Kotzin teaches literature and creative writing at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where she is the advisor to Maya, the student literary magazine. Her poetry has appeared in The Iron Horse Review, The Painted Bride Quarterly, Boulevard, The Southern Humanities Reiview and Confrontation.
Thomas David Lisk’s fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in many literary magazines and newspapers, including American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, Boulevard, and Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. He is Professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at North Carolina State University.
Carolyn Masel’s central field of interest is poetry. She was a Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Manchester, U.K., for twelve years. There she had the opportunity to instigate the cataloguing of the Bolton Whitman Fellowship archives at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester and the Bolton Central Library, about which she has published a number of articles. She returned to Melbourne, Australia, in 2003. She currently holds an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Melbourne and is teaching at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. In addition to American writing, her interests include Australian and Canadian literature.
Daniel Opler teaches at Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Center for Labor Studies, Empire State College.
Michael Robertson is Professor of English at the College of New Jerseyand author of Stephen Crane, Journalism, and the Making of Modern American Literature.
Alan Botsford Saitoh teaches at Kanto Gakuin University in Japan. His book of poems, mamaist: learning a new language, was published in 2002.
Janine Van Patten received her Master of Arts degree in English from Rutgers University, Camden.