Nicholas Manning is Professor of American Literature at the University of Grenoble in France. 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. Among his critical work, his study of sincerity in twentieth century poetics, entitled Rhétorique de la sincérité. La poésie moderne en quête d'un langage vrai, was published by Honoré Champion, and his book with Clément Oudart on H.D.’s poetry, entitled Signs of Eternity: H.D.’s Trilogy, appeared from Fahrenheit Books.


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.”