Cushman's first book of poems, Blue Pajamas, was
published by LSU in 1998. He is also the author of two books
of criticism, William Carlos Williams and the Meanings
of Measure (Yale, 1985) and Fictions of Form in American
Poetry (Princeton, 1993), as well as of a creative non-fiction
treatment of the Civil War, Bloody Promenade: Reflections
on a Civil War Battle (Virginia, 1999). He teaches at
the University of Virginia.
S. Di Piero was born in South Philadelphia in 1945.
A frequent contributor to Threepenny Review and TriQuarterly,
he has published several volumes of poetry. The most recent
are The Restorers, and Shadows Burning. He is the author of
three collections of essays on literature, art, and personal
experience: Memory and Enthusiasm, Out of Eden, and
Shooting the Works. He has also published works of translation
from the Italian, including a version of Giacomo Leopardi's
Pensieri and The Ellipse: Selected Poems of Leonardo Sinisgalli,
and in 1996 his translation of Euripides' Ion appeared.
He lives in San Francisco.
Earnhart comes from Delray Beach, FL. He holds a
BA from The College of William and Mary, an MFA from The University
of Iowa, and a PhD from The University of Virginia and has
published numerous poems as well as articles on "The
Song of Roland" and the ballet Giselle. He is
currently teaching nineteenth- and twentieth-century American
literature and creative writing at James Madison University.
Giannotti is professor emeritus of art at Rutgers
University-Camden. He has a studio in Haddonfield, NJ, where
he lives with his wife, Antoinette, and son, Delano.
Hoffman is Assistant Professor of English and Co-Director
of the American Studies Program at Rutgers University-Camden.
He has published articles on Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson,
Robert Frost, Thom Gunn, and the poetry slam, and his book
Robert Frost and the Politics of Poetry is forthcoming
from the University Press of New England. He is working on
a second book entitled States of Change: American Public
Poetry and the Performance of Culture, and is co-editing
a collection of essays called The Public Life of American
Poetry. He also serves as associate editor of the Robert
Howard is a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow in
the Humanities at Rutgers University-Camden and Hagley Museum
and Library. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from
the University of Texas at Austin.
Boaz Kotzin has just finished a Ph.D. in English
at the University of Iowa. His dissertation, titled "The
Museum Mood: American Literature and Modern Styles of Retrospection,"
examines the relationship between American literature and
the rise of the civic art museum through close reading of
fiction by Henry James, William Dean Howells, Sarah Orne Jewett,
Charles Chesnutt, and Edith Wharton. He is now a lecturer
in the English Department at Yeshiva University in New York.
McKenna-Uff is a Park Ranger at the Edgar Allan Poe
National Historic Site and a graduate student at Rutgers University-Camden.
Major is an assistant professor of English at Hillyer
College, University of Hartford, where he teaches courses
in American literature, advanced composition, and composition.
His area of specialty is autopathography, and he has recently
published articles in a/b: Auto/Biography, ISLE:
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment,
and Arizona Quarterly.
Outka has just started as an Assistant Professor
of American Literature at the University of Maine, Farmington,
following a two year visiting position at the New College
of Florida. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia
in May 2000, and has written on Asian-American autobiography
for Contemporary Literature. A long piece on Whitman, entitled
“Whitman and Race (he’s queer, he’s unclear, get used to it...)”
is forthcoming from The Journal of American Studies.
Outka is currently working on a book on ecocriticism and the
is finishing a book called Facing America: National Iconography
and the Civil War. She is the author of Romances
of the Republic: Women, the Family, and Violence in the Literature
of the Early American Nation and the editor of The
Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in
Nineteenth Century America. She teaches American literature
and Women's Studies at Cornell University.
W. Schopp, a regional historian who has done extensive
scholarly work on Camden City and Camden County, New Jersey,
served as the executive director of the Camden County Historical
Society from 1996 to 2000. He is currently employed as staff
historian for A.D. Marble & Company, an environmental
and cultural resource management firm located in Rosemont,
"Sculptor and Poet," Photo by Angelo Flamini ©
© 1999 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of
Virginia; from Stephen Cushman, Bloody Promenade: Reflections
on a Civil War Battle (Charlottesville: Virginia, 1999) pp.
© Shirley Samuels
memoir: © Special Collections and University Archives,
Rutgers University Libraries
images: "1847 Rogers Bros. 'Silver Plate that Wears,'"
1915, Box 80, N.W. Ayer Collection, Archives Center, National
Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
H. Barmore, Confectioner," 1867, Confectionery, Box 1,
Warshaw Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American
History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.