Contributors

for May 2011

  • Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press.
  • Stephen Burt is a professor of English at Harvard. Some of his books are The Art of the Sonnet, with David Mikics (2010), Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry(2009), and Parallel Play, a book of poems (2006).
  • Alex Carp is an editor for the Voice of Witness oral-history book series. His interview with anthropologist Robin Nagle appeared in the Believer in September 2010.
  • Henri Cole’s new poetry collection, Touch, will be published in the fall by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  • Jenny Davidson teaches eighteenth-century literature at Columbia University and blogs at Light Reading (jennydavidson.blogspot.com). She has published three novels and is currently finishing a fourth, in which The Bacchaeprovides fodder for Morningside Heights live-action role-playing.
  • Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four books of poetry, including Pageant (Alice James Books, 2009) and Moraine (Hanging Loose Press, 2006). She is the 2010–2011 curator for the Wednesday-night readings at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.
  • Scott Geiger’s fiction has won the Pushcart Prize and appeared on exhibit at Storefront for Art and Architecture. He’s editing a portfolio of writing and architecture to be published later this year in A Public Space.
  • Kaitlyn Greenidge is originally from Boston. A 2010 graduate of Hunter College’s fiction MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn.
  • Nick Hornby lives in North London.
  • Asti Hustvedt is an independent scholar who received her in PhD in French literature from New York University. She has worked as an editor and translator, and lives in New York City with her family.
  • Leslie Jamison is the author of The Gin Closet, which will be released in paperback in May 2011. She is currently a PhD candidate in American Literature at Yale. Visit her website at lesliejamison.com.
  • Anthony Jeselnik was most recently a writer and performer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His debut album, Shakespeare, was released on Comedy Central Records last fall.
  • Dimiter Kenarov is a freelance journalist based out of Sofia, Bulgaria. His work has appeared in Esquire, the Nation, VQR, and Boston Review. He is currently working on a book about the myth of the American Wild West in Eastern Europe.
  • Andrew Madigan lives in Al Ain, UAE, where he plays rugby, rides a skateboard, and teaches creative writing.
  • Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice, and other books. His column, Real Life Rock Top Ten, runs monthly in the Believer.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Nathaniel Rich is the author of The Mayor’s Tongue. His second novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He lives in New Orleans.
  • Jeremy Schmidt is a doctoral student at UCLA, where he experiments with words and numbers. He also writes for AllMusic.
  • Jude Stewart is a contributing editor at PRINT. She has written on design and culture for Slate, Fast Company, and the Believer, among other publications. Her book about color and culture will be published in 2012 by Bloomsbury USA. She also tweets about color at @joodstew.
  • Casey Walker last wrote for the Believer about William T. Vollmann. He has also written for Boston Review and has a forthcoming piece for n+1 about the Shanghai World Expo 2010. He is currently a lecturer in English at Princeton.
  • Michael Worful’s work has been featured in magazines and galleries around the world, and he is online at messengerbird.com.
  • Comics contributors’ bios and websites can be found here.