Professor Marjorie Perloff is Professor Emerita of English at Stanford and Scholar in Residence at USC. She was educated at Barnard College, where she received her B.A. (1953) and at the Catholic University of America where she received her Ph.D. in English (1965). She teaches courses and writes on twentieth and twenty-first century poetry and poetics, as well as on intermedia and the visual arts. Her first three books dealt with individual poets – Yeats, Robert Lowell, and Frank O'Hara. She has published thirteen books, the most recent of which is her cultural memoir The Vienna Paradox (2004). Other books of note include The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981) and The Futurist Movement: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture (1986). Professor Perloff has held Guggenheim, NEH, and Huntington fellowships and is President of the Modern Language Association for 2005-2006. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.