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 baumel.jpegJudith Baumel is a poet, critic and translator. She is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University.  She also lectures on modern and contemporary American poetry at Oxford University, UK. A former director of the Poetry Society of America, her poetry, translations and essays have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, Agni Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Her work is represented in Telling and Remembering: A Century of Jewish American Poetry.  Her books of poetry are The Weight of Numbers , for which she won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Now.
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Susan Orlean writes of her life, "I moved to Boston in 1982 (back before they built the Ted Williams Tunnel and long before the Red Sox reversed the curse). I wrote for the Boston Phoenix and the Boston Globe, and started work on my first book Saturday Night. Four years later I moved to New York. After moving to New York, I learned how to snowboard; wrote The Orchid Thief; became a staff writer at The New Yorker; got married; got a Welsh Springer Spaniel; learned how to order take-out food. These days I do some lecturing and some teaching, but most of the time I'm writing pieces for The New Yorker and occasionally for other magazines, and working on books. I'm in the home stretch now with my latest project, a biography of dog actor Rin Tin Tin, which will be done sometime in the next year and will be published by Little, Brown (send me a message if you want to be notified when it's about to come out). Right now, I'm living in Columbia County, New York (with occasional stints in Los Angeles and in New York City) with my husband, my son, my dog, and two chickens." (www.susanorlean.com)