Peter O’Leary graduated from the College and the Divinity School. He has published four books of poetry, Watchfulness (Sputen Duyvil), Depth Theology (Georgia), Luminous Epinoia (Cultural Society), and Phosphorescence of Thought (Cultural Society) as well as a book of literary criticism, Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan & the Poetry of Illness (Welseyan). As Ronald Johnson’s literary executor, he has edited three books: To Do As Adam Did: Selected Poems (Talisman), The Shrubberies (Flood), and Radi os (Flood). Two new Ronald Johnson books, The Outworks and a new edition of ARK are both forthcoming from Flood. Likewise, a selected poems of John Taggart, Is Music, which he edited, has been published by Copper Canyon. He is a longtime editor of LVNG, an advisory editor for the Cultural Society, and an integral member of the Chicago Poetry Project.
Born in Canton, New York, Devin Johnston grew up in Winston-Salem and received his PhD from the University of Chicago. Johnston is the author of several collections of poetry, including Sources (2008), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Aversions (2004) and Telepathy (2001). His prose writing includes the critical study Precipitations: Contemporary American Poetry As Occult Practice (2002) and Creaturely and Other Essays (2009). A former poetry editor for the Chicago Review from 1995-2000, Johnston co-founded, and co-edits, Flood Editions (www.floodeditions.com), a nonprofit publishing house for poetry, short fiction, and art with Michael O’Leary.
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