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Neil Roberts is Professor of English Literature and former Head of the School of English at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of George Eliot: Her Beliefs and Her Art (1975), Ted Hughes: A Critical Study (with Terry Gifford, 1981), The Lover, the Dreamer and the World: The Poetry of Peter Redgrove (1994), Meredith and the Novel (1997) and Narrative and Voice in Postwar Poetry (1999), as well as numerous essays on contemporary poetry. He is currently working on a study of D. H. Lawrence, travel and cultural difference.

Tim Armstrong is Reader in Modern English and American Literature at Royal Holloway College, University of London. His recent publications include Modernism, Technology and the Body: A Cultural Study (1998) and Haunted Hardy: Poetry, History, Memory (2000).

Rand Brandes is Writer-in-Residence and Martin Luther Stevens Professor of English at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. Specializing in Modern and Contemporary British and Irish poetry, he has published articles on W. B. Yeats, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian and D. H. Lawrence. He has recently completed A Poet's Album, a bibliography of the primary works of Seamus Heaney, including uncollected poetry and prose.

Peter Brooker is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at University College, Northampton. Among other publications, he is editor of Modernism/Postmodernism (1992) and author of New York Fictions: Modernity, Postmodernism, the New Modern (1996) and Cultural Theory: A Glossary (1999). A volume of essays, Modernity and Metropolis, is forthcoming.

Terence Brown is Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of The Life of W. B. Yeats: A Critical Biography (1999), Ireland's Literature: Selected Essays (1988), The Whole Protestant Community: The Making of a Historical Myth (1985) and Ireland: A Social and Cultural History 1922—79, and editor of Celticism (1981).

Stephen Burt is Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota and is completing a study on Randall Jarrell. He reviews new poetry frequently for several journals in Britain and America, and his longer essays and articles include work on Jarrell, Paul Muldoon and John Donne. His book of poems, Popular Music, appeared in 1999.

Alex Calder is Senior Lecturer in the English Department of the University of Auckland. He recently co-edited Voyages and Beaches: Pacific Encounters, 1769—1840, and has published many essays on American, New Zealand and Pacific literature.

Matthew Campbell is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry (1999) and co-editor of Beyond the Pleasure Dome: Writing and Addiction from the Romantics (1994) and Memory and Memorials, 1798—1914: Literary and Cultural Perspectives (2000). He is currently working on Irish Poetry in the Union, 1801—1921 and editing the Cambridge Companion to Irish Poetry, 1939—1999. He is editor of the Tennyson Research Bulletin.

Victor L. Chang is Senior Lecturer, Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica. He is the Chairman of the West Indian Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies, the editor of Pathways: A Journal of Creative Writing, and the co-editor of The Journal of West Indian Literature.

Lucy Collins is Lecturer in English at St Martin's College, Carlisle. She has published on twentieth-century Irish poetry, especially contemporary women poets. She has an additional research interest in American poetry of the 1950s and 1960s.

William W. Cook is Israel Evans Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres and Professor of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College, where he is also Chair of the English Department. He is the author of Hudson Hornet and Other Poems (1989) and Spiritual and Other Poems (1999). He has also published 'The Black Arts Poets' in The Columbia History of American Poetry (1993) and Members and Lames: The Theater of August Wilson (2000).

Reed Way Dasenbrock is Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico. He has written The Literary Vorticism of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis (1985), Imitating the Italians (1991) and Truth and Consequences: Intentions, Conventions and the New Thematics (2001), and edited five books, including Wyndham Lewis's The Art of Being Ruled and The Revenge for Love.

Alex Davis lectures in the Department of English, University College, Cork. He is the author of A Broken Line: Denis Devlin and Irish Poetic Modernism (2000), and co-editor of two collections of essays: Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s (1995) and Locations of Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry (2000). He is currently editing Denis Devlin's uncollected and unpublished poems.

Vinay Dharwadker is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. He has published Sunday at the Lodi Gardens (1994), a book of poems, and has co-edited The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry (1995). He is an editor of The Collected Poems of A. K. Ramanujan (1995) and the general editor of The Collected Essays of A. K. Ramanujan (1999). He has contributed essays to The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (1993), New

National and Post-Colonial Literatures (1996) and Post-Colonial Translation (1999), among other publications. His new and forthcoming projects include Cosmopolitan Geographies (2000), The Columbia Book of South Asian Poetry and English in India, 1580—2000: The Migration of a Language, the Formation of a Literature.

Joanne Feit Diehl is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of three books on women poets: Dickinson and the Romantic Imagination (1981), Women Poets and the American Sublime (1990) and Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop: The Psychody-namics of Creativity (1993). Her current interests include psychoanalysis and the visual arts, contemporary theory, and literature and medicine.

Livio Dobrez is Italian by birth and came to Australia as a postwar refugee. Educated at Adelaide University, he is currently Reader in English at the Australian National University, having for a time held the chair at Bond, Australia's first private university. He teaches courses in European and Australian literature, theory and film, usually combining interests in the literary with philosophy and art history. He has a special interest in Aboriginal writing and art. Many published articles include the entry on Australian poetry for the New Princeton Encyclopaedia of Poetry and Poetics. He has edited the Australian volume XI of Review of National Literatures (1982) and Identifying Australia in Postmodern Times (1994). He has also written The Existential and its Exits: Literary and Philosophical Perspectives on the work of Beckett, lonesco, Genet and Pinter (1986) and Parnassus Mad Ward: Michael Dransfield and the New Australian Poetry (1990).

David Ellis has written widely on D. H. Lawrence and is the author of Dying Game (1998), the third volume of the Cambridge biography. He is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the designate director of the Centre for the Study of Comedy which is being established there.

Jonathan Ellis teaches English and Film at Hull University. He has published articles on Elizabeth Bishop, Amy Clampitt and Jeanette Winterson and is currently completing a critical study of Bishop's work.

Roger Gilbert is Professor of English at Cornell University, where he teaches courses in American poetry. He is the author of Walks in the World: Representation and Experience in Modern American Poetry (1991), and co-editor of The Walkers Literary Companion (2000). His articles and essays on contemporary poetry and popular culture have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Epoch, Michigan Quarterly Review, Partisan Review, Southwest Review, Salmagundi and other journals.

David Goldie is Lecturer at Strathclyde University. He is the author of A Critical Difference: T. S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry in English Literary Criticism 1919—1928 (1998).

John Haffenden is Professor and Head of Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. His publications include The Life of John Berryman, W. H. Auden: The Critical Heritage, Viewpoints: Poets in Conversation, Novelists in Interview and Berryman's Shakespeare. He has edited several collections by William Empson, including The Complete Poems of William

Empson, and is working on a critical biography of Empson. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been a British Academy Research Reader.

David Herd is Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of John Ashbery and American Poetry (2000).

Philip Hobsbaum is Professor Emeritus of the University of Glasgow. He is the author of four collections of poems and seven books of criticism, including A Theory of Communication (1970) and Tradition and Experiment in English Poetry (1979). He has been the chairman of Writers' Groups in London (1955-9), Belfast (1963-6) and Glasgow (1966-75). He is currently researching into Wallace Stevens and his background.

Douglas Houston was born in Cardiff in 1947 and educated at the University of Hull, where he obtained a Ph.D. in English and achieved recognition as one of the Hull poets. His collections of poetry are With the Offal Eaters (1986), The Hunters in the Snow (1994) and The Welsh Book of the Dead (1999). He works as a literary researcher and editorial consultant and lives outside Aberystwyth.

Jacob Korg is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has taught at the City College of New York and the University of Maryland and has been Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University. He writes on Victorian and modern literature, and his publications include Language in Modern Literature (1979) and Ritual and Experiment in Modern Poetry (1995).

Edward Larrissy is Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds. He is the author of William Blake (1985), Reading Twentieth-Century Poetry: The Language of Gender and Objects (1990) and Yeats the Poet: The Measures of Difference (1994). He is the editor of The Oxford Authors: Yeats (1997) and a book of essays by various hands, Romanticism and Postmodernism (1999).

Jennifer Lewin is a graduate student in the English Department at Yale, where she is completing a dissertation on dreams in early modern literature and philosophy. She has also published reviews and presented papers on contemporary American poetry.

Peter McDonald is Christopher Tower Student and Tutor in Poetry in English at Christ Church, Oxford. He has written widely on poetry, and has published two books of criticism: Louis MacNeice: The Poet in his Contexts (1991) and Mistaken Identities: Poetry and Northern Ireland (1997), as well as an edition (co-edited with Alan Heuser) of Louis MacNeice: Selected Plays (1993). He is an editor of the journal Notes and Queries. He has published two volumes of poems, Biting the Wax (1989) and Adam's Dream (1996). A third volume of poetry, and Sound Intentions: Rhyme, Repetition and Nineteenth Century Poetry, are forthcoming.

Stephen Matterson is Senior Lecturer in English and a Fellow of Trinity College, University of Dublin. He has published widely on poetry and American literature, including Berryman and Lowell: The Art of Losing (1988) and Studying Poetry, with Darryl Jones (2000).

Cynthia Messenger is Director of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Critical Analysis Program at Innis College, University of Toronto. Her academic speciality is Canadian poetry. She has published on Canadian literature in various journals, including Canadian Literature and Essays on Canadian Writing.

A. David Moody is an Emeritus Professor of English and American Literature at the University of York. He has published over a dozen essays on the poetry of Ezra Pound, and is currently working on a critical biography of Pound. He is the author of Virginia Woolf (1963), Thomas Stearns Eliot: Poet (1979, 1994) and Tracing T. S. Eliot's Spirit (1996), and he edited the Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot (1994).

Sean O'Brien has published four books of poems. Ghost Train (1995) won the Forward prize. His new collection, Downriver, is due in 2001. He is the author of The Deregulated Muse: Essays on Contemporary British and Irish Poetry and editor of the anthology The Firebox: Poetry in Britain and Ireland after 1945, and of the magazine The Devil. His political verse drama Laughter When We're Dead was staged in 2000, and he is writing a music theatre work, Downriver, with the jazz composer Keith Morris. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne and teaches writing at Sheffield Hallam University.

Bernard O'Donoghue is Fellow in English of Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of several volumes of poetry: Razorblades and Pencils (1984), Poaching Rights (1987), The Absent Signifier (1999), The Weakness (1991), Gunpowder (1995) and Here nor There (1999), as well as Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry (1994). He is also editor of the Selected Poems of Thomas Hoccleve (1982) and The Courtly Love Tradition (1982).

John Osborne is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Hull. In the period 1985—95 he edited the magazine Bête Noire ('a landmark in the geography of literary non-conformism', Times Literary Supplement) and ran what the Guardian described as 'the premier poetry reading series in the English-speaking world'. Thereafter he co-founded the annual Hull literature festival and the Philip Larkin Society. He has published approximately a hundred essays and reviews in books and journals in the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland, and is currently writing a critical monograph on the poetry of Philip Larkin.

Kwadwo Osei-Nyame teaches African Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His interests include the politics of gender, nationalism and national identity in literature. He has published in Research in African Literatures, Kunapipi, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Current Writing, Ariel, Journal of African Cultural Studies and Commonwealth: Essays and Studies.

Simon Perril is Lecturer in English at University College, Northampton, where he teaches modern poetry. He has written on Iain Sinclair, Barbara Guest and Leslie Scalapino among others, and has published poetry with Reality Street Editions. He is currently bringing to completion a book-length study of contemporary Anglo-American avant-garde poetry.

Jahan Ramazani is Professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he teaches twentieth-century poetry and postcolonial literatures. He is the author of Yeats and the Poetry of

Death (1990) and Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (1994), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His PMLA article on Derek Walcott's Omeros, drawn from his book-in-progress on postcolonial poetry, won the William Riley Parker Prize of the MLA (1997). With degrees from Virginia, Oxford and Yale, he has held a Rhodes Scholarship and an NEH Fellowship.

Stephen Regan is Lecturer in Modern Poetry at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has written extensively on twentieth-century poetry, especially the work of Philip Larkin. His publications include Philip Larkin (1992) and the New Casebook on Larkin (1997). He is also editor of The Eagleton Reader (1998) and founding editor of The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. He is currently editing an anthology of Irish writing for Oxford University Press.

Jeffrey Skoblow, Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is the author of Paradise Dislocated: Morris, Politics and Art and Dooble Tongue: Scots, Burns, Contradiction, as well as articles on Scottish and other writers.

Lisa M. Steinman is Kenan Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She is also the author of three volumes of poetry, A Book of Other Days, All that Comes to Light and Lost Poems, as well as numerous articles and two books about poetry: Made in America: Science, Technology, and American Modernist Poetics (1987) and Masters of Repetition: Poetry, Culture, and Work (1998).

Terry Sturm is Professor of English at the University of Auckland. He edited the Oxford History of New Zealand Literature in English (1991, 1998), contributing the section on popular fiction, and was New Zealand editor of The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Post-colonial Literatures in English (1994). He has also published widely on Australian literature, including the drama section of The Oxford History of Australian Literature (1981).

Sue Vice is Reader in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her publications include Malcolm Lowry Eighty Years On (1989, ed.), Beyond the Pleasure Dome: Literature and Addiction from the Romantics (1994, co-ed.), Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Reader (1996, ed.), Introducing Bakhtin (1997) and Holocaust Fiction (2000).

Elizabeth Wilson is a member of the Department of English at the University of Auckland. Tenured in 1991, she lectures in Twentieth Century Studies, Modernism, Theory, Poetics, Contemporary Poetry. She is herself a poet.

Hugh Witemeyer is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico, where he teaches modern British and American literature. He is the author of The Poetry of Ezra Pound (1969) and George Eliot and the Visual Arts (1979). He is the editor or co-editor of William Carlos Williams and James Laughlin: Selected Letters (1989), Ezra Pound and Senator Bronson Cutting: A Political Correspondence (1995), Pound/Williams: Selected Letters of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams (1996), The Future of Modernism (1997) and William Carlos Williams and Charles Tomlinson: A Transatlantic Connection (1999).

Bruce Woodcock is Senior Lecturer in English at Hull University. He has published three books: Male Mythologies: John Fowles and Masculinity (1984), Combative Styles: Romantic Prose and Ideology (1995, with John Coates) and Peter Carey (1996), and he has written essays and articles on contemporary poets including Tony Harrison, Thom Gunn and Sean O'Brien, and on Caribbean literature. His most recent book is The Selected Poems of William Blake (2000). He is currently researching for a book on post-colonial cultural translations.

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