April 14, 2014
Richard Hoffman--Richard Hoffman is author of the Half the House: a Memoir, and the poetry collections, Without Paradise, Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club, and Emblem. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. His new memoir, Love & Fury, is just out from Beacon Press. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.
Alan Feldman--- Alan Feldman's A Sail to Great Island (2004) won the Pollak Prize for Poetry from the University of Wisconsin. The Happy Genius (1978) won the annual George Elliston Book Award for the best collection published by a small, U.S. non-profit press. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and Kenyon Review, among many other magazines
X.J. Kennedy--X.J. (Joseph) Kennedy has published six collections of verse: the earliest is Nude Descending a Staircase (Doubleday, 1961; still in print from Carnegie Mellon University Press); the latest, Dark Horses (Johns Hopkins, 1992). He has also authored eighteen children's books and several textbooks including An Introduction to Poetry, 8th edition, with Dana Gioia (Longman, 2002)--