Anita Shapira is an Israeli historian. She is the author, among other books, of Ben Gurion: Father of Modern Israel and Israel: A History.
Oksana Forostyna is a Ukrainian writer and Europe’s Futures Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.
Christian Lorentzen is a writer and critic based in Brooklyn.
Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor for the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and the author of Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form.
Alan Jenkins’ most recent book of poetry is White Nights.
James McAuley is a contributor to the Washington Post and the author of the House of Fragile Things.
Kenda Mutongi is a professor of history at MIT. She is the author, among other books, of Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi.
Jack Goldsmith teaches law at Harvard University.
Morten Høi Jensen is the author of A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen.
Chaim Nachman Bialik (1873-1934) was one of the founders of modern Hebrew poetry.
William Deresiewicz is a writer and critic, and the author most recently of The End of Solitude: Selected Essays on Culture and Society.
Adrian Nathan West is a translator and the author of, among other books, The Aesthetics of Degradation.
Anna Ballan is a writer based in New York.
Miron Bialoszewski was a Polish poet who died in 1983.
Helen Vendler many books on poetry include The Poetry of George Herbert, The Odes of John Keats, and Wallace Stevens: Words Chosen Out of Desire.