Adam Fitzgerald is a poet and editor of the poetry journal Maggy who lives in the East Village and teaches at Rutgers University and The New School. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. His first book of poetry, The Late Parade, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton / Liveright in 2013.
Barbara Claire Freeman is a literary critic and professor of literature who has recently turned her full attention to writing poetry. She is the author of The Feminine Sublime: Gender and Excess in Women’s Fiction (University of California Press, 1998, pbk. 2000), among other works of literary theory and criticism. Formerly an Associate Professor of English at Harvard, she teaches in the Rhetoric Department at UC Berkeley. Incivilities, her first collection of poems, was published by Counterpath Press in November, 2009; a chapbook, St. Ursula’s Silence, was published by Instance Press in 2010. Selections from these collections won the Boston Review/Discovery Prize and the Language Exchange Prize (Sarah Lawrence College). Recent work from #343, which was the runner up for the 2012 Cleveland State University Press Open Book Prize, has appeared or is forthcoming in A Public Space, Agriculture Reader, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Forklift, Ohio, Jacket 1, Maggy Poetry Magazine, Seattle Review, The Offending Adam, The Volta, Volt, Washington Square Review, and Wave Composition, among others.
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