for June 2010

  • Alvin Buenaventura is the publisher of Buenaventura Press.
  • Stephen Burt’s book of essays, Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry, is out now!
  • Blake Butler is the author of Ever and Scorch Atlas. A novel is forthcoming from Harper Perennial in early 2011. He edits HTMLGIANT.
  • Hillary Chute’s book Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics is coming out from Columbia University Press in October.
  • Sarah Fay is an advisory editor at the Paris Review. Her reviews appear in the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, and the American Scholar. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Iowa and is finishing her first novel.
  • Porter Fox writes and teaches fiction and nonfiction in Brooklyn, New York. He’s the editor of the literary travel writing and art journal, Nowhere ( and a member of the Miss Rockaway Armada and Swimming Cities art collectives.
  • Elizabeth Gumport has written for the New York Observer and This Recording. She lives in New York City.
  • Robert Hass’s most recent book is The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems. He teaches English at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Nick Hornby lives in North London.
  • Alex Lemon is the author of Happy:A Memoir and the poetry collections Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, and Fancy Beasts. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and teaches at Texas Christian University.
  • Gary Lutz is the author of Stories in the Worst Way, I Looked Alive, and Partial List of People to Bleach (a chapbook).
  • 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.
  • Theodore McDermott’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications, and he is working on a novel.
  • Rose McGowan was born in Italy and has starred in multiple iconic films and television series, including Scream, Southie, Jawbreaker, The Black Dahlia, Death Proof, Planet Terror, and Charmed, to name just a few. She will next be seen in the feature film Conan.
  • Poet Ron Padgett’s translations include Blaise Cendrars’s Complete Poems, Guillaume Apollinaire’s Poet Assassinated, and, with Bill Zavatsky, Valery Larbaud’s Poems of A. O. Barnabooth. This July, Zephyr Press will publish Flash Cards by Yu Jian, which Padgett cotranslated with Wang Ping.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books..
  • Wang Ping’s many books of poetry and prose include American Visa, New Generation: Poems from China Today, and The Last Communist Virgin. She is an associate professor of English at Macalester College.
  • Michael G. Powell is a cultural anthropologist who is writing a book on the art of information access. He also works at a design firm in Los Angeles where he watches people shop.