Poet Thomas Devaney is a Senior Writing Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, as a student of Allen Ginsberg. Devaney has authored two collections of poetry, The American Pragmatist Fell in Love and A Series of Small Boxes. His work has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including jubilat and The American Poetry Review.
Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Armenian parentage, poet Gregory Djanikian directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of five collections of poetry. His poems have appeared in such publications as The American Scholar, The Nation, Poetry, and in over 25 anthologies and textbooks. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Eunice Tietjens Prize. (ablachly)