Notes on Contributors

Rosangela Briscese is the Managing Director of the Ashbery Resource Center and The Flow Chart Foundation. She holds an MSIS with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Preservation Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked on projects at The New Jersey Historical Society and the Austin History Center.

Brice Brown is an artist who lives and works in New York City. His work has been favorably reviewed in publications including the New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews and The Village Voice; and is in public collections such as the Speed Museum (Louisville, Kentucky), the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Yale University. Brown is a regular contributor to The New York Sun; he also publishes and edits the annual arts journal The Sienese Shredder. For more information visit

Penelope Creeley lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Roger Gilbert teaches American poetry at Cornell University. He is the author of Walks in the World: Representation and Experience in Modern American Poetry (Princeton, 1991). He is currently writing a critical biography of A. R. Ammons, for which he has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Humanities Center. Recent articles on John Ashbery have appeared in Contemporary Literature and LIT.

Michael Gizzi is Professor of Creative Writing at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. His most recent book of poems is My Terza Rima (The Figures). He has a new volume forthcoming from Burning Deck in Spring 2009.

Robin Holloway was born in 1943 to parents who met while students at the Royal College of Art in London. He was a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral in the same city from ages seven to thirteen. Public school was followed by university, where he set out taking English literature; but music claimed him in the end. He has composed copiously ever since in most genres and media, and has also produced plentiful writing about music. His bread-and-butter career has passed as a teacher at Cambridge University.

Robert Kelly has published more than sixty collections of poetry and prose (most recently Threads, Lapis, and May Day), including Red Actions: Selected Poems 1960–1993, as well as five collections of fiction. He is the co-editor of the anthology A Controversy of Poets. His book Kill the Messenger received the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and his work In Time was awarded the American Book Award. Kelly is Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and Codirector of the Writing Program at Bard College. His long poem Fire Exit is forthcoming.

David Kermani is the author of John Ashbery: A Comprehensive Bibliography (1976). He is President of the Flow Chart Foundation, sponsor of the Ashbery Resource Center project.

Micaela Morrissette is a senior editor of the biannual literary journal Conjunctions, where her fiction has also appeared. Her reviews have been published in Rain Taxi, as well as in issues 34 and 35 of Jacket. Currently an associate editor at a new investment management quarterly, she is the former managing director of the Ashbery Resource Center and a trustee of The Flow Chart Foundation. The Spring 2007 issue of LIT contained her article on new resources available to Ashbery scholars.

Ahndraya Parlato received her B.A. from Bard College and her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts, where she has served as a lecturer. She currently teaches at Ithaca College. Her work consists of large-format, color photographs and can be viewed at

Joshua Pelletier is a Hudson Valley artist, whose drawings recently earned him best-in-show at the CCCA's 12th Annual Juried Exhibition. He is perhaps best known for his work with “Salt of the Valley,” a small artist collective who have put together numerous shows in the region, both in Hudson’s Basilica Industria and at 82 Prince in Kingston. His drawings will appear in the upcoming Dada issue of The William Carlos Williams Review; other work is viewable at his Salt of the Valley webpage.

For three decades Archie Rand has been considered one of America's foremost painters. Rand has had over 100 solo exhibitions; his work is represented in the collections of museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris, the Israel Museum of Jerusalem, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Rand is widely considered the leading living master of Judaic iconography, having expanded notions of Jewish art when he painted the monumental 13,000-square-foot interior of the B'nai Yosef synagogue in Brooklyn, the only completely muraled synagogue in the world. He is also a renowned collaborator, having worked with texts by poets John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, John Yau, Clark Coolidge, Maryline Desbiolles, David Plante, Jack Spicer, Samuel Beckett and Paul Eluard, Eugenio Montale, David Lehman and Jim Cummings, Moyshe Leyb-Halpern, and many others. Rand is currently the CUNY Presidential Professor of Art at Brooklyn College.

Karin Roffman is Assistant Professor of English at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is completing a book called From the Modernist Annex: American Women Writers in Museums and Libraries. Her most recent essay appeared in Modern Fiction Studies.

Rosanne Wasserman’s poems have appeared widely in such journals as American Poetry Review, and anthologies including Best American Poetry. With Eugene Richie, she co-edited Pierre Martory’s Selected Poems, translated by John Ashbery. Her poetry books include The Lacemakers, No Archive on Earth, Other Selves, and Place du Carousel, the last being a collaboration with Richie, with whom she runs the Groundwater Press.

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