Notes on Contributors

AUSTIN ALLEN’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Yale Review, Southwest Review, 32 Poems, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. His essays appear frequently via The Poetry Foundation website. His first poetry collection, Pleasures of the Game, won the 2016 Anthony Hecht Prize and is forthcoming from The Waywiser Press.

DANIEL ANDERSON teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon. His most recent collection of poems is The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel.

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HAROLD BLOOM is at work on a vast book titled Possessed by Memory.

RICHARD BURGIN is the author of 19 books, including nine collections of sto- ries, the most recent of which, Don’t Think, will be published this spring by Johns Hopkins University Press. His stories have won five Pushcart Prizes and he is the publisher and founding editor of Boulevard Magazine.

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TRISTAN DAVIES is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins.

COLIN FLEMING’s fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in VQR, AGNI, Post Road, Black Clock, Boulevard, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. His work has also appeared in Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He’s a regular guest on NPR’s Weekend Edition and is presently completing three books: The Freeze Tag, Same Band You’ve Never Known: An Alternative Musical History of the Beatles, and Musings with Franklin.

JACK L. B. GOHN, when not practicing law, is the author of a column on law and policy in the Maryland Daily Record, a theater critic for BroadwayWorld. com, and an occasional book reviewer.

JASON GRAY is the author of Photographing Eden, winner of the Hollis Summers Prize, and two chapbooks: How to Paint the Savior Dead and Adam & Eve Go to the Zoo. He co-edits the online journal Unsplendid and serves as the associate editor for The Writer’s Chronicle.

MARK HALLIDAY teaches at Ohio University. His sixth book of poems Thresherphobe was published in 2013 by the University of Chicago Press.
JACK HANSON is contributing editor to Partisan and a graduate student at the University of Chicago. His work has appeared in Bookslut, Full-Stop, Open Letters Monthly, The Scofield, The Quarterly Conversation, and elsewhere.

JEFFERSON HUNTER is The Hopkins Review’s film critic and the Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of English and Film Studies, Emeritus, at Smith College. His most recent project, for an online course, is a set of fourteen hour-long videos on the art of film.

X. J. KENNEDY has three recent books: a translation of The Bestiary of Guillaume Apollinaire (Johns Hopkins University Press), Fits of Concision: Collected Poems of Six or Fewer Lines (Grolier Poetry Press), and a comic novel A Hoarse Half-human Cheer (Curtis Brown). He received the 2015 Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers.

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CHARLES MARTIN is a former Poet-in-Residence at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and his most recent book of poems is Signs & Wonders, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2011. W.W. Norton & Co. published his version of the Bhagavad Gita (translated with Gavin Flood) in 2012.
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RUTH MADIEVSKY is the author of a poetry collection, Emergency Brake, which was named Tavern Books’ 2015 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series selection and was released in February 2016. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She was a 2015 Tin House Scholar in Poetry. She is originally from Moldova and lives in Los Angeles, where she is a doctoral student at the USC School of Pharmacy.

CHARLES MOLESWORTH retired from Queens College, CUNY, in 2008. His lat- est book is The Capitalist and the Critic: J. P. Morgan, Roger Fry, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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WILLIAM PRITCHARD is Professor of English Emeritus at Amherst College. WYATT PRUNTY’s recent book, The Lover’s Guide to Trapping, was published in 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press.
JAY ROGOFF, The Hopkins Review’s dance critic, has new or forthcoming poems in Epoch, Literary Imagination, POEM, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. His latest collection, Venera, was published by LSU Press in 2014. He teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

MICHAEL SPENCE’s work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in The Hudson Review, Measure, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, and Tar River Poetry. His fourth book, The Bus Driver’s Threnody (Truman State University Press, 2014) is quite favorably reviewed in the Spring 2015 issues of The Hudson Review and North American Review. He was awarded a 2014 Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust of Washington State. His fifth book, Umbilical, won The New Criterion Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from St. Augustine’s Press.

ELIZABETH SPIRES is the author of six collections of poetry, including Worldling, Now the Green Blade Rises, and The Wave-Maker. She has also written six books for children. She is a professor of English at Goucher College where she co-directs the Kratz Center for Creative Writing. In 2011-2012, she was a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.

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PHIL SULTZ is the author of a collection of interconnected short stories titled Lake Effect Diner, Arnie and the Guys. His stories in this issue of The Hopkins Review are part of that collection.

ADAM VINES is an assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he directs the English Honors Program and edits the Birmingham Poetry Review.

MICHAEL WATERS’s books include Celestial Joyride (2016), Gospel Night (2011), Darling Vulgarity (2006—finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) and Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001—finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize) from BOA Editions. He has co-edited Contemporary American Poetry (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) and Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali (Southern Illinois University Press, 2003). Recipient of fellowships from the NEA, Fulbright Foundation and NJ State Council on the Arts, Waters teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry & Poetry in Translation.

KAREN WILKIN is a New York–based curator and critic.