Contributors

for November/December 2012

  • John Ashbery was recently honored with a National Humanities Medal by President Obama at the White House. His new collection of poetry, Quick Question, will be published later this year. Emma Brockes writes for the Guardian and has contributed to the New York Times, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. Her book, She Left Me the Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me, will be published by Penguin Press in spring 2013.
  • Emma Brockes is a British author and journalist for The Guardian newspaper. She lives in New York.
  • Stephen Burt is an editor of the Believer.
  • Rachel Cohen is the author of A Chance Meeting, and of Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade, which is forthcoming from the Yale University Press Jewish Lives series in fall 2013. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
  • Avi Davis has contributed to the Believer, Vice, n+1, and The Best American Travel Writing. He is currently working on a nonfiction series about eccentric foreigners in Mexico. He is twenty-eight and enjoys guacamole and composing forty-word autobiographies.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Jenny Hendrix is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Slate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the New Republic, among other publications.
  • John Hennessy is the author of the poetry collection Bridge and Tunnel. His poems have appeared in Poetry, LIT, the New Republic, Harvard Review, the Yale Review, Jacket, and other journals. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts.
  • James Hughes is a writer and editor in Chicago.
  • Nina Katchadourian was born in Stanford, California, and grew up spending part of each year on a small island in the Finnish archipelago. She has lived in Brooklyn since 1996, and is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.
  • 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.
  • Lucy Mulroney loves Mark Mulroney.
  • Alan Michael Parker has written three novels, including The Committee on Town Happiness, forthcoming from Dzanc Books, and seven collections of poems, including Long Division. He teaches at Davidson College and in the Queens University low-residency program.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Madeleine Schwartz has contributed to the New Yorker online, among other publications.
  • Ross Simonini is interviews editor for the Believer, a founder of NewVillager, and a visual artist who blogs at roosshamanana.blogspot.com
  • Noah Sneider is a writer and artist based in California, where he is finishing his senior year at Pomona College. He can be found at noahsneider.com.
  • Heidi Sopinka is writing a novel inspired by Leonora Carrington at ninety-two. She also makes dresses under the label Horses Atelier.
  • Monica Westin lives in Chicago, where she studies rhetorical theory, writes about art, and collects Maneki-neko ceramic cat dolls.