Paul Clay is a musician and video artist whose music blends carelessness and glitz with concern and radicalism. Drawing on his convictions, life experience, and influences as varied as Paul Simon, Enya, and Peaches, he is creating exciting music with a vibrant flavor and a sound all his own.
Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and a professor of Classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University. She is reticent about her private life; the biography published in current editions
Playwright, professor, and Performance artist Anna Deveare Smith grounds her avant-garde theater in the infinitely strange world of reality. "I look for the poem that the person is," Smith says of the real-people inspirations for her dramatic characters. Instead of creating intricate backgrounds for