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Mickle Street Review is sponsored and published by the Department of English at the Camden campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

  Tyler Hoffman, Rutgers University, Camden
  Jesse Merandy, CUNY, The Graduate Center Email
  JT Barbarese, Rutgers University, Camden
  Ed Folsom, University of Iowa
  William Pannapacker, Hope College
  Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska
  Geoffrey Sill, Rutgers University, Camden
  Carol Singley, Rutgers University, Camden
  Gary Schmidgall, CUNY, Hunter College
  Jesse Merandy, CUNY, The Graduate Center Email
  Evan James Roskos, Rutgers University, Camden  

Judith Baumel is a poet, critic and translator.  She is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University.   A former director of the Poetry Society of America, her books of poetry are The Weight of Numbers  (Wesleyan University Press, 1988) for which she won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and Now (University of Miami Press, 1996).

David Haven Blake is associate professor of English at The College of New Jersey and author of Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity.

Adam Bradford is a third year PhD candidate at the University of Iowa currently working on his dissertation.   He is interested in 18th and 19th century American literature and the History of the Book.  These broader interests arise out of his fascination with the poetry and material texts of Walt Whitman.  His poetry has also appeared in Dialogue:  A Journal of Mormon Thought.

Robert A. Emmons Jr. is a digital documentary filmmaker. His films include: Enthusiast: The 9th Art; Smalltown USA; Wolf at the Door; YARDSALE!; and Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza, which was screened as part of the Smithsonian exhibition Our Journeys Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement at the New Jersey Historical Society. His published and presented work focuses on electronic media, documentary film, and comic books, and he has contributed to The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film (Routletdge, 2005) and Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools (Univ. of Minn. 2007). Emmons teaches film, media studies, and comics history at Rutgers University-Camden where he is also the Associate Director of the Honors College.

Tyler Hoffman is the author of Robert Frost and the Politics of Poetry (New England, 2001). He has published articles on Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Elizabeth Bishop, Gary Snyder, Thom Gunn, and contemporary slam poetry. He is editor of the Mickle Street Review.

Elizabeth Lorang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studies nineteenth-century American literature, specializing in the literature of nineteenth-century periodicals. She is an assistant editor of the Walt Whitman Archive, where she has worked extensively on Whitman's publications in periodicals. She has also contributed to the Cather Archive at UNL. Her essay, "'Two more throws against oblivion': Walt Whitman and the New York Herald in 1888" is forthcoming in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.

Jesse Merandy is a Ph.D. student at the CUNY Graduate Center studying the interesection and interaction of literature, composition, and technology. He is the associate editor and designer for the Mickle Street Review.

Kim Roberts is the author of two books of poems, The Kimnama (Vrzhu Press, 2007) and The Wishbone Galaxy (WWPH, 1994).  She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the DC Commission on the Arts, and the Humanities Council of Washington, as well as writer's residency grants to eleven artist colonies.  In 2005, she coordinated a city-wide festival, "DC Celebrates Whitman: 150 Years of Leaves of Grass."  She is the editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly. (http://www.beltwaypoetry.com).  Her web site: http://www.kimroberts.org.

Michael Robertson is professor of English at The College of New Jersey and author of Worshipping Walt: The Whitman Disciples.  They are co-editors of Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Present.

Geoffrey Sill earned his PhD. at Pennsylvania State University in 1974.  He began teaching at Rutgers University in Camden in 1976.  He is the author of Defoe and the Idea of Fiction (Delaware, 1983), The Cure of the Passions and the Origins of the English Novel (Cambridge, 2001), and articles in Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, English Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies, Literature and Medicine, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He was one of the founding editors of The Mickle Street Review in 1979, and (with Tyler Hoffman and Carol Singley) organized several conferences on Walt Whitman in Camden.  He is a co-editor (with Roberta Tarbell) of Walt Whitman and the Visual Arts (Rutgers, 1992); co-editor of Opening the American Mind (Delaware, 1993); editor of Walt Whitman of Mickle Street (Tennessee, 1994); co-editor (with Peter Sabor) of The Witlings and The Woman Hater (2002), and editor of The Court Journals of Frances Burney, Vol. 5 for 1789 (forthcoming). 

Jason Stacy is Assistant Professor of U.S. History at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His research interests are in the cultural history of the antebellum United States. His book, Walt Whitman's Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitman's Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855 (2008), analyzes Whitman's early writings in the context of the new market economy of the 1830s and 1840s.

John Tessitore is a Lecturer in the History and Literature Program at Harvard University.  His article, "The 'Sky-Blue' Variety: William James, Walt Whitman, and the Limits of Healthy-Mindedness" will appear in Nineteenth-Century Literature in the spring of 2008.

Zoe Trodd is on the Tutorial Board in the History and Literature department at Harvard University, where she lectures on American protest literature. Her books include Meteor of War: the John Brown Story (Blackwell, 2004), American Protest Literature (Harvard University Press, 2006), To Plead Our Own Cause: Narratives of Modern Slavery (Cornell University Press, 2008), and The Long Civil Rights Movement (Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2008). She has also published numerous articles on American literature, history and visual culture.

Edward Whitley is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Lehigh University. He has published or has forthcoming a number of essays on Walt Whitman and American poetry in such journals as ESQ, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and ELH, and is currently preparing an essay on humanities computing for The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age, a forthcoming volume from the University of Michigan Press.