| KEVIN BOWEN is Director of the William
Joiner Center at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and author of a collection
of poetry, Playing Basketball with the Viet Cong.
HARRY BOYTE is co-director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at the University of Minnesota and co-author with Nancy Kari of Building America: The Democratic Promise of Public Work.
JEREMY BRECHER's most recent book on labor and social movements, co-authored with Tim Costello, is Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction from the Bottom Up.
CHINH HUU, born in 1928 in Ha Tinh province, is author of Dau Sung Trang Treo.
A.V. CHRISTIE won an Academy of American Poets Prize in 1991. Recent poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, The Indiana, Iowa, and Massachusetts Reviews. She teaches at Goucher College in Baltimore.
MARTHA COLLINS' most recent book of poems, A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet, won the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award. The Women Carry River Water, a collection of Nguyen Quang Thieu's poems which she translated with the author, is forthcoming.
BONNIE COSTELLO is the author of Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions and Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Mastery, and is currently editing The Selected Letters of Marianne Moore.
RONNIE DUGGER is a writer and journalist. He is now a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and Interim Chair of the Alliance.
JANICE FINE is organizing director of Northeast Action and the Northeast Citizen Action Resource Center, and founder of the New England Money and Politics Project. She is a PhD candidate in political science at MIT, studying the American labor movement.
RICHARD FLACKS teaches sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His recent books include Making History: The American Left and the American Mind; Beyond the Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up (with Jack Whalen); Cultural Politics and Social Movements (Barbara Epstein and Marcie Darnovsky, co-editors). He was a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society.
NORM FRUCHTER is co-director of the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University and co-author of Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling and of New Directions in Parent Involvement.
ARCHON FUNG is a PhD candidate at MIT. With Joshua Cohen, he co-edited Constitution,Democracy, and State Power: The Institutions of Justice, four volumes (forthcoming).
WILLIAM A. GAMSON is co-director of the Media Research and Action Project (MRAP) at Boston College. His most recent book is Talking Politics.
COLIN GREER is president of The New World Foundation and co-editor of A Call to Character. He is a regular contributor to Parade magazine.
HOANG NHUAN CAM, born in Hanoi in 1952, is the author of two volumes of poetry and three film scripts.
NANCY N. KARI is Director of Faculty Development at the College of St. Catherine. She is co-author with Harry Boyte of Building America: The Democratic Promise of Public Work.
JOSEPH LEASE is author of The Room; his poems have also appeared in Grand Street, Colorado Review, Paris Review, AGNI, Pequod, and Boston Review.
PENN LOH is Director of Research and Development at Alternatives for Community and Environment, an environmental justice center based in Roxbury, MA.
FRED MARCHANT's first book of poetry, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize. He is Associate Editor for Poetry at the Harvard Review.
MOLLY MCQUADE is author of An Unsentimental Education: Writers in Chicago and a columnist for The Hungry Mind Review.
NGO VINH HAI is a journalist from Vietnam who emigrated to the US in the late 1980s. He recently co-translated Le Luu's A Long Time Past with Nguyen Ba Chung.
NGUYEN BA CHUNG is an Instructor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. His essays and translations have appeared in The Vietnam Forum, New Asia Review, Compost, Poet Lore, and The Nation. He is co-translator of Echoes of Times Past, Vietnamese author Le Luu's groundbreaking novel, and author of two poetry collections: Tuoi nao thuong em (Time of Love) and Di toi khong ngung (Pressing Forward).
NGUYEN DINH THI, born in 1924 in Laos, is the author of dozens of volumes of poetry, short stories, plays and novels. He is the former Director of The Writers Association of Viet Nam.
NGUYEN DUC MAU, born in 1948 in Nam Ha province, is the author of six
volumes of poetry, three
NGUYEN DUY, born in 1948 in Thanh Hoa province, is the author of six volumes of poetry, a number of personal narratives, and one novel. He has won several national poetry awards.
NGUYEN QUANG THIEU, born in 1957 in Ha Tay province, is the author of four collections of poetry, two novels, and one collection of short stories. His Insomnia of Fire won Viet Nam's national award in 1993.
DARA O'ROURKE studies environmental and social impacts of industrialization at the University of California at Berkeley and is co-founder of the Institute on Trade Policy.
PHAM TIEN DUAT, born in 1941 in Vinh Phu province, is the author of four volumes of poetry and considered one of the most beloved poets of the Viet Nam war.
MARJORIE PERLOFF teaches English and Comparative Literature at Stanford and is author of the forthcoming book, Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary.
FRANCES FOX PIVEN is on the faculty of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is co-author with Richard Cloward of Regulating the Poor.
QUANG DUNG, born in the Tay province in 1921, was author of several volumes of poetry and short stories.
DONALD REVELL is professor of English at the University of Utah. His most recent book of poems is Beautiful Shirt.
JOEL ROGERS is chair of the executive council of the New Party. His most recent books are Associations and Democracy with Joshua Cohen and Works Councils with Wolfgang Streeck.
MARC ROMANO is on the staff of the New York Review of Books.
ROBERT J.S. ROSS is author, with Kent Trachte, of Global Capitalism: The New Leviathan. With Richard Flacks, he was a founder of SDS.
CHARLOTTE RYAN is co-director of the Media Research and Action Project (MRAP) at Boston College and author of Prime Time Activism: Media Strategies for Grassroots Organizing.
ROSE RYAN is a philosophy student at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is currently writing a book about abusive relationships entitled Cats Can't Fly.
DANNY SCHECHTER, known for many years in the Boston area as the "News Dissector," is the executive producer of Global Vision, Inc., producers of the human rights TV series, "Rights and Wrongs."
MAUREEN SEATON's forthcoming book of poems, Furious Cooking, won the University of Iowa Press award.
ALAN A. STONE is Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry at Harvard Law School.
ELIZABETH SPIRES is the author of four collections of poetry: Globe, Swan's Island, Annonciade, and, this past fall, Worldling. She is a recent Guggenheim Fellow.
TO HUU was born in Hue is 1920. He is the author of a number of collections of poetry and is considered one of the most powerful voices of his time.
TRAN DANG KHOA, born in 1958 in Hai Hung province, published his first poetry collection at the age of eight. He currently works as a critic for the Army Journal of Art and Literature.
VAN LE, born in 1949 in Ninh Binh province, is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and works of fiction; in 1994 he won the national Vietnamese poetry prize.
VO QUE, born in 1948 in Hue, is the author of a play in verse, three volumes of poetry and a collection of short stories. As a student leader during the war he was imprisoned for his political activities.
KAREN VOLKMAN is author of the forthcoming Crash's Law and a 1995 National Poetry Series winner.
JOHN WALSH is co-chair of Citizens for Participation in Political Action and a New Party activist. Once a member of SDS, he has run for Congress in the Massachusetts Third Congressional District.
BRUCE WEIGL's books of poetry include Sweet Lorraine, The Monkey Wars, Song of Napalm, and What Saves Us. With Nguyen Thanh and Vietnamese poet Nguyen Quang Thieu, he translated Poems from Captured Documents. He is currently working on an anthology of Vietnamese poetry, Mountain River, with Kevin Bowen and Nguyen Ba Chung.
EDWARD N. WOLFF is professor of economics at New York University and editor of the Review of Income and Wealth. His latest book is Top Heavy: A Study of Increasing Inequality of Wealth in America.