George Starbuck (1931--1996) published eight books of poetry in his lifetime, including White Paper and The Argot Merchant Disaster. A posthumous volume, Visible Ink, was published by The University of Alabama Press in 2002. Starbuck was widely known for 25 years as a teacher of poetry and director of writing programs at the University of Iowa and Boston University. He was the distinguished chair in poetry at The University of Alabama before his death in 1996. Anthony Hecht is Chancellor Emeritus of the Academy of American Poets and author of, most recently, The Darkness and the Light. Poet Kathryn Starbuck is the author's widow and former editor of the Milford (NH) Cabinet. Elizabeth Meese is Professor of English at The University of Alabama and author of (Sem)Erotics.