Nickie Bock received her Master of Arts in Art History and Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago. Her installation, Humors, was exhibited at the University of Connecticut Atrium Gallery in Storrs, Connecticut in 1998. She currently teaches Art and Art History at University of Connecticut.
Burr received her MFA and her Ph.D. from Cornell University. Her main
area of interest is modern American poetry, especially women's poetry
and African-American poetry. She is the author of Poetry and Its Audiences:
Dickinson, Miles, Brooks, Lorde, Angelou (Univeristy of Illinois Press,
forthcoming), and "In the Name of Audre Lorde: The Location of Poetry
in the United States," in Articulating the Global and the Local:
Globalization and Cultural Studies, Ann Cvetkovich and Douglas Kellner,
eds. (Westview Press, 1997). She is also the editor of Set in Motion:
Essays, Interviews,and Dialogues, by A.R. Ammons (Ann Arbor: University
of Michigan Press, 1996). Her poetry has appeared in Banyan,
Blue Unicorn, and Delmar.
Allison Cobb has a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University. She works at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, DC. Contact Allison_Cobb@edf.org.
Forché's books of poetry include Gathering The
Tribes (Yale University Press, 1976), The Country Between Us (Harper
and Row, 1982), and The Angel of History (HarperCollins, Publishers).
In 1977, she traveled to Spain to translate the work of Salvadoran-exiled
poet Claribel Alegria, and upon her return, received a John Simon Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to live in El Salvador for two
years, where she worked as a human rights activist. She has
worked as a correspondent in Beirut, Lebanon for National Public Radio's
"All Things Considered" and as a human rights liaison in South
Africa. Her anthology, Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century
Poetry of Witness, a collection of poetry in English and in translation
by poets who endured conditions of social, historical and political extremity
during the 20th century was published by W.W. Norton & Co. in
1993. Recently, she was chosen to receive The Edita and Ira
Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for 1998, which
was presented to her in Stockholm in January, 1998, in
David Kaufmann David Kaufmann is an Associate Professor of English at George Mason University. He is the author of The Business of Common Life (Johns Hopkins UP, 1995) and a number of articles on theory and literature.
Peter Klappert is a member of the MFA Program faculty and has been at GMU so long that he actually knew George Mason. His books of poetry are Lugging Vegetables to Nantucket (Yale Series of Younger Poets), Circular Stairs, Distress in the Mirrors (Griffin Press), Nonsequitur O¥Connor (Bits Press), The Idiot Princess of the Last Dynasty (Alfred A. Knopf), and `52 Pick-Up: Scenes from "The Conspiracy," a Documentary. The Idiot Princess will be reprinted later this year in the Carnegie-Mellon University Press "Classic Contemporary" series.
Carol Mirakove is a founding editor of subpress books and the magazine bivouac. Her poems and reviews appear in Articulate, The Hat, ixnay, Phoebe, So To Speak, The Tangent, The Washington Review, Witz, and elsewhere. She will receive her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from George Mason University in Spring 1999.