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Florida English
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Associate Editors:
Courtney Ruffner
Jeff Grieneisen
Richard McKee

 Special Guest Editor: William Boggs

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Editorial Board:
Jim Brock, Florida Gulf Coast University
Andrea Greenbaum, Barry University
Randy James, Florida Metropolitan University
Peter Schreffler, Florida Southern College
Linda McKee, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art


ABOUT THE EDITORS
   

Courtney Ruffner is an associate professor of English at State College of Florida in Bradenton, Florida. She has published work as contributing editor for the Edgar Allan Poe book in Harold Bloom’s BioCritiques series, has published an article for the MLA in Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culturehas published an article on John Donne that has been translated into Portuguese and published in the Brazilian journal RevistoEspaçoAcadémico  and her article on Edgar Allan Poe, “A Debt Owed, A Debt Paid: Poe’s Literary Cultural Heritage” is under contract with EBSCO Publishing’s Critical Insights series.  In addition to publishing, Courtney is a founding editor of the literary journal Florida English.  In her spare time, she can be found researching Ezra Pound, reading articles on organized crime in Italy or perusing historical details on the Borgia family.  She lives in Bradenton, Florida with her husband, Jeff, who is a poet, a scholar, the co-author of both Poe articles, and also an assistant professor of English at State College of Florida.

Jeff Grieneisen is an assistant professor of English at State College of Florida in Bradenton, Florida. He has published work as contributing editor for the Edgar Allan Poe book in Harold Bloom’s BioCritiques series, and his poetry has appeared in Pennsylvania English, Sylvan Review, and Red Raven Review, and has been translated into Portuguese and published in the Brazilian journal RevistoEspaçoAcadémico. In addition to writing poetry, Jeff is a founding editor of the literary journal Florida English. He continues to research the work of Ezra Pound and delivered a paper at the 22nd Ezra Pound International Conference in Venice, Italy. This year, MAMMOTH Books  published his first book of poetry, Good Sumacs, and his article on Edgar Allan Poe, “A Debt Owed, A Debt Paid: Poe’s Literary Cultural Heritage” is under contract with EBSCO Publishing’s Critical Insights series. He lives in Bradenton, Florida with his wife, Courtney, who is a scholar, a critic, the co-author of both Poe articles, and an assistant professor of English at State College of Florida.

RICHARD McKEE is an instructor in Language and Literature at the State College of Florida, Venice Campus.  One of the founding associate editors of Florida English, he has published over 60 pieces of creative nonfiction, fiction, and satirical poetry.  A winner of several regional writing awards, and three times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a collection of his work appeared in 1997, The Clan of the Flapdragon,  from the University of Alabama Press. McKee is the creator of the infamous B.M.W. Schrapnel, Ph.D., a renegade literary critic and leader of the Florida literary underground of curmudgeons.  He is also a semi-retired acoustic guitarist and a co-founder of the now defunct tropical rock band The Lemon Sharks.  His new novella, The Culprit, is expected to be in print sometime in 2013.
 

 

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