Harvey Shapiro is the author of eleven books of poetry, including How Charlie Shavers Died and Other Poems (Wesleyan, 2001), Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 1997), and A Day’s Portion (Hanging Loose, 1994). He is a Senior Editor of the New York Times Magazine. (2002)
Karoly Sandor was born in Budapest, Hungary, and moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he still resides. His poems appeared in Smartish Pace, Issues 1, 6 and 10; and his translations of Hungarian poets appeared in Smartish Pace, Issue 3. An interview with Sandor appears at www.smartishpace.com. [bio updated 2011]
Shara McCallum is the author of The Water Between Us (1999) and Song of Thieves (2003), both published by the University of Pittsburg Press. She lives in central Pennsylvania, where she directs the Stadler Center for Poetry and teaches at Bucknell University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 5 and 13. [bio updated 2006]
Jeffrey Harrison is the author of three books of poetry: The Singing Underneath (E.P. Dutton, 1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (Copper Beech, 1996) and Feeding the Fire (Sarabande, 2001). He has received a Guggenheim and NEA fellowship, as well as a Pushcart Prize, the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. Visit www.smartishpace.com to read an interview with Mr. Harrison. (2002)
Denise Duhamel is the author of numerous books of poetry. Her most recent title is Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pitt, 2001). Her other titles currently in print are The Star-Spangled Banner, winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize (1999); Exquisite Politics (with Maureen Seaton, 1997); Kinky (Orchises, 1997); Girl Soldier (Garden Street, 1996); and How the Sky Fell (Pearl, 1996). A winner of a NEA Fellowship, her poems appeared in The Best American Poetry (1993, 1994, 1998 and 2000). She teaches creative writing and literature at Florida International University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Christoper Buckley has received an NEA grant, a Fulbright Award and four Pushcart Prizes. His eleventh book, Star Apocrypha (TriQuarterly/Northwestern) appeared in the spring of 2001. He is Associate Editor for Poetry International. Dennis Saleh (SP Issue 3) and Diane Wakoski (SP Issue 6) were two of his early teachers. Visit www.smartishpace.com to read an interview with Mr. Buckley by Maggie Paul. (2002)
Stephen Cushman is the author of Heart Island (WordTech, 2006). His fourth book of poems, Riffraff, is forthcoming from LSU in 2011. He is a professor of American literature and poetry at the University of Virginia. [bio updated 2011]
David Kirby is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and literary criticism, most recently The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (LSU, 2007)—nominated for a National Book Award—and Ultra-Talk: Johnny Cash, The Mafia, Shakespeare, Drum Music, St. Teresa of Avila, and 17 Other Colossal Topics of Conversation (Georgia, 2007). Stephen Reichert’s interview with David Kirby appears on our website. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 4, 9, 10 and 15. (2008)