Celia Bland hails from North Carolina and teaches at Bard College. Her reviews have recently appeared in Poetry International, The Boston Review, and Drunken Boat, and her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Narrative Review (where her poem “Wasps” was named one of the year’s best), Word/ForWord, and Witness and will soon appear in The Virginia Quarterly Review. Madonna Comix, her collaboration with visual artist Dianne Kornberg, with an introduction by Luc Sante, will be published in 2014.
Allen Mendenhall is associate dean at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017) (editor), and Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017). Visit his website at AllenMendenhall.com.