Nicholas Manning is Maître de conférences (Associate Professor) in American Literature at the Sorbonne. Residing in Paris, he is the founding editor of The Continental Review, and the author of the poetry collections Novaless. Elements Towards a Metaphysic, and Homo Sentimentalis. A Guide In Verse To Modern Emotional Intimacy, both from Otoliths Books. His study of sincerity in twentieth century poetics, entitled Rhétorique de la sincérité. La poésie moderne en quête d'un langage vrai, was recently published by Honoré Champion, Paris.


Jordan Stempleman is the author of eight collections of poetry including Wallop and No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press). He is an Assistant professor in the School of Liberal Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute. He is the faculty advisor for the literary magazine Sprung Formal, curates A Common Sense Reading Series, and in 2013, The Huffington Post listed Stempleman as one of “The Top 200 Advocates of American Poetry.”