Fred Moten is author of Arkansas (Pressed Wafer, 2000), Poems (with Jim Behrle; Pressed Wafer, 2002), In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), I ran from it but was still in it (Cusp Press, 2007), and Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works, 2008). He has two more forthcoming books B Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2009) and Open Secret: Blackness and Stolen Form (University of Minnesota Press). Moten was born in Las Vegas and now lives in Durham, North Carolina where he teaches in the Department of English at Duke University.
Keith Waldrop (born Emporia, Kansas, 1932) teaches at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and, with Rosmarie Waldrop, is editor of the small press, Burning Deck. Recent books include Light While There Is Light, The Locality Principle, The Silhouette of the Bridge (America Award, 1997), Analogies of Escape, Haunt, Semiramis if I Remember, The House Seen from Nowhere, The Real Subject, and, with Rosmarie Waldrop, Well Well Reality. He has translated, among others, Anne-Marie Albiach, Claude Royet-Journoud, Paol Keineg, Dominique Fourcade, Pascal Quignard, Jean Grosjean, and Baudelaire. Forthcoming this spring are three titles: Transcendenal Studies (a book of poems, University of California Press), Several Gravities (a book of collages, Siglio Press), and a translation of Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen: little poems in prose (Wesleyan University Press).