Hilary Holladay is a professor of English and the director of the Kerouac
Center for American Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Her recent book publications include Wild Blessings: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton (LSU Press, 2004) and a poetry collection, The Dreams of Mary Rowlandson (Loom Press, 2006). Currently a Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, she is completing a biography of the Beat Movement raconteur Herbert Huncke.