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Mary Lynn Broe

Louise R. Noun professor of Women's Studies and English at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Dr. Broe's forthcoming biography of Charles Henri Ford Reverence the Monster will deal with all aspects of Ford's life. She is interviewed in Sleep in a Nest of Flames and her Djuna Barnes studies give her comments on the Ford-Barnes relationship added authority.


Michael Duncan

Independent curator and critic; curated "Pavel Tchelitchew: the Language of the Body" for the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY and in 2003 will curate an exhibition of Eugene Berman work and that of his circle for the Mc Nay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. He is a frequent contributor to Art in America.


Eugene Gaddis

William G. De Lana archivist and curator of the Austin House at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut is also Chick Austin's biographer. His recent book The Magician of the Modern, examines Austin's seminal role in popularizing a modernist esthetic in America. He writes about the Paper Ball, the great fête that took place at the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1936, which brought together the talents of artists ranging from Pavel Tchelitchew to Alexander Calder.


Elliott Stein

Film critic, regular contributor to the Village Voice, former lecturer at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut and contributor to various publications, including The New York Times, Sight & Sound and Vanity Fair.


Steven Watson

Cultural historian, contributor to The Beat Generation catalogue at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, author of Strange Bedfellows and Prepare for Saints.


Regina Weinreich

Professor of Creative Writing at The School of Visual Arts, writer and filmmaker. She offers insights into A Sentimental Playlet, one of the puppet plays sponsored by View, which brought together the talents of Charles Henri Ford, Paul Bowles, Kurt Seligmann and John Bernard Myers.


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