Sharon Dolin's books of poems are Heart Work, Serious Pink, Realm of the Possible, and the forthcoming, Burn and Dodge. She is poet-in-residence at Eugene Lang College of The New School for Liberal Arts and she also directs The Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition.
Cornelius Eady's latest book, Hardheaded Weather, was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award. He is a cofounder of the Cave Canem workshop and teaches at the University of Notre Dame.
Emily Fragos's books of poetry include Little Savage and the forthcoming The Juggler's Hands. She is the editor of two anthologies of poetry, The Great Cat and The Dance, and is working on a third, about music, due in April 2009. She teaches at New York University and Columbia University.
Rachel Hadas is the author of more than 15 books of poetry, essays and translations. Her most recent collection is called The River of Forgetfulness.
Hettie Jones' memoir of the Beat scene is How I Became Hettie Jones. Her poetry collections are Doing 70, Drive and All Told. She has taught writing at New School University, SUNY Purchase and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and worked with Rita Marley on her recent autobiography, No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley.
Patricia Marx's writing credits include Saturday Night Live and Rugrats. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker, The New York Times and Time magazine. Her novel, Him Her Him Again the End of Him, was published in 2006.
Sandra Newman is the author of two novels, Cake and The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done, and the forthcoming memoir Folk Tales of the Rich. She is the coauthor of a book on writing: How Not to Write a Novel.
Sigrid Nunez's novels include A Feather on the Breath of God, Naked Sleeper, For Rouenna and most recently, The Last of Her Kind. She has taught writing at Smith College, Columbia University, the New School and the University of California, Irvine.
Han Ong is the youngest playwright to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. His plays include Watcher, The L.A. Plays and Swoony Planet. He is also the author of the novels Fixer Chao and The Disinherited.
Marie Ponsot's books include The Bird Catcher and Springing: New and Selected Poems. Recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Shaughnessy Medal from the MLA, and the Frost Medal, she teaches at the New School and Queens College.
Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of Interior with Sudden Joy and Human Dark with Sugar, winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. She is the poetry editor of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books, and teaches at Princeton University and Eugene Lang College.
Christopher Sorrentino's books include Sound on Sound and Trance, a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. He has taught writing and literature at The New School and Columbia University.
Darin Strauss is the author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy and More Than It Hurts You. He is the recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing, and a clinical associate professor at NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Meg Wolitzer recent novels include The Ten-Year Nap, The Position and The Wife. Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories.
Stephen Wright's novels include M31: A Family Romance, Meditations in Green and The Amalgamation Polka.
David Yezzi is the author of the poetry collections The Hidden Model and Azores, and is the executive editor of The New Criterion. He has taught at the West Chester University Poetry Conference and at Stanford University. He was the director of the Unterberg Poetry Center from 2001-2005.
Rafi Zabor is the author of the novel The Bear Comes Home, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, and I, Wabenzi, a memoir.
Rachel Zucker's books of poetry include Museum of Accidents, The Bad Wife Handbook and The Last Clear Narrative. She is coeditor of Starting Today: Poems for Obama's First 100 Days and has taught at Yale and New York universities.