March 10, 2014
Jason Tandon is the author of three collections of poetry including, Quality of Life (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) and Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt (Black Lawrence Press 2009), winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Columbia Poetry Review, Esquire, Poetry East, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, and on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. He teaches in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.
Dan Chiasson--Dan Chiasson is an American poet, critic, and journalist. He is the author of five books. His name is usually pronounced "chase-in." Chiasson was born in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, and from Harvard University, with a Ph.D in English, where he was awarded the Whiting Foundation Award in the Humanities.
Maggie Dietz---is the author of Perennial Fall (University of Chicago Press), a book of poems, and co-editor of three anthologies related to her longtime work on the Favorite Poem Project. More recent poems appear in Harvard Review, Salamagundi, Plougshares, and elsewhere. She has taught undergraduate workshops at Boston University and now teaches at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is the director of the Favorite Poem Project.
April 9, 2014
Richard Hoffman--Richard Hoffman is author of the Half the House: a Memoir, and the poetry collections, Without Paradise, Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club, and Emblem. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. His new memoir, Love & Fury, is just out from Beacon Press. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.
Alan Feldman--- Alan Feldman's A Sail to Great Island (2004) won the Pollak Prize for Poetry from the University of Wisconsin. The Happy Genius (1978) won the annual George Elliston Book Award for the best collection published by a small, U.S. non-profit press. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and Kenyon Review, among many other magazines
X.J. Kennedy--X.J. (Joseph) Kennedy has published six collections of verse: the earliest is Nude Descending a Staircase (Doubleday, 1961; still in print from Carnegie Mellon University Press); the latest, Dark Horses (Johns Hopkins, 1992). He has also authored eighteen children's books and several textbooks including An Introduction to Poetry, 8th edition, with Dana Gioia (Longman, 2002)--