Lyn Hejinian is professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is a poet and critic. She works on modernist and postmodern literature, American postwar experimental literature, Gertrude Stein, the Objectivists, Language Writing, Soviet Russian poetry, translation, small press publishing, and questions of aesthetics and ethics.
Her work includes the following books of poetry: Saga / Circus (Omnidawn Books, 2008) Situations, Sings (written with Jack Collom; Adventures in Poetry, 2008) The Lake (with Emilie Clark; Granary Books, 2004) My Life in the Nineties (Shark Books, 2003) The Fatalist (Omnidawn Books, 2003) Slowly (Tuumba Press, 2002) A Border Comedy (Granary Books, 2001) The Beginner (Spectacular Books, 2000; Tuumba Press, 2002) Happily (Post-Apollo Press, 2000) Sight (written with Leslie Scalapino; Edge Books, 1999) Oxota: A Short Russian Novel (The Figures, 1991), and My Life (second version; Sun & Moon Press, 1987).
Her non-fiction work includes The Language of Inquiry (University of California Press, 2000) Leningrad, written with Michael Davidson, Ron Silliman, Barrett Watten (Mercury House, 1991). She has also published two translations: Description, poems by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko (Sun & Moon Press, 1990) and Xenia, poems by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko (Sun & Moon Press, 1994).
Keegan Cook Finberg
Keegan Cook Finberg is a PhD candidate in Literature at University of California, Santa Cruz. She works on twentieth and twenty-first-century poetry in English and French, especially avant-garde and experimental works. Her approach includes particular attention to poetry’s relation to media, architectural space, and affect. She also co-directs the Poetry and Politics Research Cluster and Reading Series at UCSC. Her poetry has been published in Bone Bouquet (2012) and The Little Jackie Paper (2006). She is currently finishing up a poetry manuscript about bed bugs.
Michael Dhyne is from Burlingame, CA and is currently an undergraduate student at UCSC studying Creative Writing.