Ed Roberson is author of seven books of poetry. His most recent book, City Eclogue, was published spring 2006, Number 23 in the Atelos series. His collection, Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In, was a winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize; his book Atmosphere Condition was a winner of the National Poetry Series and was nominated for the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Award. He is a recipient of the Lila Wallace Writers’ Award and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, 1970, where while an undergrad research assistant in Limnology, he traveled across Canada through Alaska, Kodiak and Afognak Islands and later Bermuda with research expeditions. As an expedition member of the Explorer’s Club of Pittsburgh, he has climbed mountains in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes. Ed has motorcycled across the U.S. and traveled in West Africa. Retired from Rutgers University, Ed Roberson currently lives in Chicago where he has taught classes and workshops at Columbia College Chicago, been Visiting Artist at Northwestern University, taught in the Poetry and Poetics Program as Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. He is currently Writer in Residence at Northwestern University in the English Department Creative Writing. His next book, The New Wing of the Labyrinth, is due out from Singing Horse Press the end of 2008. Gail Scott is current recipient of the Quebec Arts Council New York Studio grant. She co-edited Biting The Error with Bob Gluck et al, (Coach House), shortlisted for a Lambda award. Her other books include her novel, My Paris, about a sad diarist in conversation with Gertrude Stein and Walter Benjamin in contemporary Paris (Dalkey Archive), the story collection Spare Parts Plus Two (Coach House). The novels Main Brides and Heroine, and the essay collections Spaces Like Stairs and la théorie, un dimanche (with Nicole Brossard et al). Her translation of Michael Delisle’s Le Déasarroi du matelot was shortlisted for the Governor General’s award in translation (2001). She is co-founder of the critical journal Spirale (Montréal) and Tessera (new writing by women). She teaches Creative Writing at Université de Montréal. (lampbane)
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