Christopher Nealon & Catherine Wagner


Christopher Nealon is the author of two books of poems, The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004) and Plummet (Edge Books, 2009). He is also the author of a book of criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Emotion before Stonewall (Duke, 2001) and a forthcoming book called The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Spectacle in the American Century. After teaching at UC Berkeley for many years, he is now a member of the English Department at Johns Hopkins University. He grew up in upstate New York, has lived in Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and DC, and hopes one day to return to the beautiful green Pacific Northwest.

Catherine Wagner‘s new book, My New Job, is forthcoming in October from Fence. Her other books are Macular Hole (2004) and Miss America (2001; both Fence). A healthy selection from her new project, an epic romance, appears in the fall issue of Verse; recent chapbooks include Articulate How (Big Game Books/Dusie, 2008), Hole in the Ground (Slack Buddha, 2008) and Bornt (Dusie, 2009). Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, most recently State of the Union: 100 Political Poems and The Best American Erotic Poetry. She is permanent faculty in the MA program in creative writing at Miami University in Ohio. For the last two summers she has taught a summer course on visual and concrete poetry in London; this fall, she is working with undergraduate creative writers at a homeless shelter and teaching a graduate seminar on the rhetoric of song.