Issue IX, Volume IV : May 2013
A Poetry Congeries begins its third year with this issue.
Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Art of the Sonnet, with David Mikics, and Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry;
Brenda Hillman is the author of eight collections of poetry, the most recent of which are Pieces of Air in the Epic (2005) and Practical Water (2009). She is Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at St. Mary’s College of California, and works with CodePink. She lives in the Bay Area.
Yousef el Qedra is a young poet and playwright living in Gaza, Palestine.
G.C. Waldrep's fourth collection, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts—in collaboration with John Gallaher—was released in April 2011 by BOA Editions.
Lauren Shapiro received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.