Kathy Fagan is the author of The Charm (Zoo, 2002); Moving & St. Rage (North Texas, 1999), winner of the Vasser Miller Prize for Poetry; and The Raft (Dutton, 1985), a National Poetry Series selection. She serves as Director of the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, where she also edits The Journal. (2003)
B.H. Fairchild is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest (W.W. Norton, 2002), winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award. Such Holy Song, a study of William Blake, was published in 2006 by Kent State. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the Arthur Rense Poetry Prize. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Leah Falk's poems and criticism have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Crab Orchard Review,Haaretz and Yemassee. She received an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she is now a Zell Postgraduate Fellow. Falk won the 2012 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace and her work appears in Issue 20. [bio updated 2013]
Feild, Claire T.
Claire T. Feild is an English Professor at SUSCC in Alabama. She has contributed over 250 feature articles in Alabama newspapers and journals. Her poems have appeared in Neovictorian/Cochlea, Krater Quarterly, Parnassus Literary Journal, Folio, Apostrophe, and elsewhere. (2000)
Richard Fein lives in Brooklyn, New York. His poems have appeared in South Dakota Review, Oregon East, Windsor Review, Mississippi Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, Kansas Quarterly and elsewhere. (2000)
Alan Feldman’s most recent collection, A Sail to Great Island (Wisconsin, 2004) won the Felix Pollak Prize. An earlier book, The Happy Genius (Sun, 1978), won the Elliston Book Award. He recently retired after 36 years of teaching and during the summer will lead a drop-in poetry workshop with Tony Hoagland in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 3 and 16 (2009).
Irving Feldman’s most recent collection of poems is Beautiful False Things: Poems (Grove Press, 2000). All of Us Here (Viking, 1986) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Leaping Clear (Viking, 1976) and The Pripet Marshes (Viking, 1965) were both finalists for the National Book Award; and The Life and Letters (Phoenix Poets, 1994) was a finalist for the Poets’ Prize. His poems appear in The Best American Poetry (1995, 1997 & 1998) and in The Best of the Best American Poetry: 1988-1997, Editor Harold Bloom. (2001)
Annie Finch is the author or editor of fifteen books of poetry, translation and criticism. Her books of poetry include Eve (StoryLine, 2000), Calendars (Tupelo, 2003), The Encyclopedia of Scotland (Salt, 2004) and Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams (Red Hen, 2010). She directs Stonecoast, the low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. [bio updated 2011]
Gary Fincke’s latest collection of poems is Standing Around the Heart (Arkansas, 2005). His fourth collection of stories, Sorry I Worried You (Georgia, 2004) won the 2003 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction; Amp'd (Michigan State) his nonfiction account of his son's rock and roll life in two signed bands, was published in 2004. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 5, 8, 10 and 13. [bio updated 2006]
Norman Finkelstein is a professor of English at Xavier University. He is the author of four books of criticism and five poetry collections including Passing Over (Marsh Hawk, 2007)—a volume of poems containing work from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s. On Mt. Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 5, 10, 13 and 16. [bio updated 2009]
Katie Ford is the author of Deposition (2002) and Colosseum (2008), both published by Graywolf Press. Colosseum was named a Best Book of 2008 by Publishers Weekly and a Top Ten Poetry Book of 2008 by The Virginia Quarterly Review. It also won the 2009 Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ford is a recipient of a 2008 Lannan Literary Fellowship. She teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and makes her home in Philadelphia. [bio updated 2011]
Frank, Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan Frank’s poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2008 (Virginia), North American Review, Poetry, The Carolina Quarterly and The Cincinnati Review. He received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He studied poetry at Northwestern University and Boston University and currently holds a James A. Michener Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin. [bio updated 2011]
Carol Frith is Co-editor of the poetry journal, Ekphrasis. She is the author of Moving Like a Blue Flame (Medicinal Purposes, 2001), In and Out of Light (Bacchae Press, 2001) and Never Enough Zeros (2002, co-winner of the fall 2001 Palanquin Press Chapbook competition). Her poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, Issue 8, 10 & 14. [bio updated 2007]
Carol Frost is the author of Love and Scorn (2000), I Will Say Beauty (2003) and The Queen’s Desertion (2006), all from TriQuarterly, and seven earlier books of poems. She has won four Pushcart Prizes and holds the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair in English at Rollins College. She founded the Catskill Poetry Workshop in 1988 and was its director until 2008. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Anne Frydman’s translations include Sergei Dovlatov’s fiction, a memoir about Isaac Babel by A.N. Pirozhkova and the poetry of Osip Mandelshtam in The American Poetry Review. She teaches in the writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University. (2004)
Elisa Fryling is a transplanted Midwesterner currently working as a book editor in Colorado Springs. (2000)
Lee Fulton received her MFA from Columbia University and is working toward a PhD in English and Medieval Studies at The City University of New York Graduate Center. Her poems have appeared in Grand Street, The Paris Review, The Texas Review and Meena. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Julie Funderburk has poems in 32 Poems, Best New Poets 2005 (Samovar/Meridian, 2005), Ploughshares, roger, The Cincinnati Review, Third Coast, and featured at www.versedaily.com. She lives in Charlotte, NC. Her work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)