CALVIN BEDIENT is professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include Eight Contemporary Poets (Oxford University Press, 1974), nominated for a National Book Award;In the Heart's Last Kingdom: Robert Penn Warren's Major Poetry (Harvard University Press, 1984); and He Do the Police in Different Voices: “The Waste Land” and Its Protagonist (University of Chicago Press, 1986). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a frequent reviewer, Bedient is also the author of a book of poems, Candy Necklace (Wesleyan University Press, 1997), and an editor of the New California Poetry Series, published by the University of California Press.
EAVAN BOLAND is professor of English at Stanford University. The author of twelve books of poetry, including The Lost Land (Norton, 1998) and An Origin like Water: Collected Poems 1967–1987, she is also the author of Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time (Norton, 1995), a volume of prose, and coeditor (with Mark Strand) of The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Norton, 2000). Her awards include a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award.
ALICE FULTON is professor of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Felt (2001) and Sensual Math (1995), both published by Norton. A collection of her essays, Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry, ap-