Doug Lang & Ron Silliman

Doug Lang was born and raised in Wales, and has published poetry and novels in the UK. He moved to Washington DC in 1973, where he ran the Folio Reading Series in the late 1970s, and where he has taught writing at the Corcoran College of Art and Design since 1976. He represented DC at the recent Poetry of the 1970s conference at Orono, Maine. A collection of his selected poems, In the Works, is forthcoming from Edge Books. His works include Magic Fire Chevrolet (Titanic Books 1980), Hot Shot (Jawbone press), Lumbering and Tingling: Sonnets (1989), and Horror Vacui (1991).

Ron Silliman has written and edited over 30 books, and had his poetry and criticism translated into 12 languages. In the past 18 months, his work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and a Fact-Simile trading card. His sculpture, Poetry (Bury Neon), was unveiled at this year’s Text Festival and will be installed permanently in the transit center of Bury, Lancashire, this fall. Silliman’s Blog has received over 3 million visits & he’s maxed out on permissible Facebook Friends.  In 2012, he will be a Kelly Writers House Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.