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Matthew Brennan is Professor of English at Indiana State University,
where he teaches courses on nineteenth-century literature and poetry
writing. His most recent book of poems is The House with the Mansard
Roof (Backwaters Press, 2009). In 2010 the University of South Carolina
Press will publish his study of Simms's poetry, The Poet's Holy Craft. He
has also contributed essays on Simms to the Mississippi Quarterly, South
Carolina Review, and Southern Quarterly.

Sean R. Busick is Assistant Professor of History at Athens State
University, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century American his-
tory and is Presiding Officer of the faculty senate. The author of A Sober
Desire for History: William Gilmore Simms as Historian (University of
South Carolina Press, 2005), he has also written numerous articles on
Simms and serves as President-Elect of the Simms Society.

Kevin Collins is Assistant Professor of English at Southwestern Oklahoma
State University. His edition of Simms's The Cassique of Kiawah was
published in 2003, and his edition of Vasconselos is scheduled for release
in 2010 (both by the University of Arkansas Press). He was the William
Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professor for 2006 at the South Caro-
liniana Library.

Paul C. Graham completed his BA and MA in philosophy at the
University of South Carolina, and teaches philosophy at Midlands
Technical College. An active Mason, he has served as Master of his home
lodge and Junior Grand Deacon in the Grand Lodge of South Carolina,
and is active in the South Carolina Masonic Research Society. His article
began as a conference paper presented at the 2008 Simms Conference.

James E. Kibler, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of
Georgia. A native of Prosperity, S.C., he received his BA and PhD from
the University of South Carolina, and has published widely on Simms
and Southern literature and culture, among other topics. The foremost
authority on Simms's poetry, he has also published poetry, short stories
and novels. Winner of a Fellowship of Southern Writers Award in 1999,
he is also the founding editor of The Simms Review.