NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS:
John Allaster – PhD student at McGill’s University, Canada. John took his MA on the topic of the aesthetic of the luminous detail in Pound’s early work.
Greg Barnhisel – Associate Professor of 20th century American literature, book history, and writing at Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound (2005) and the forthcoming Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Diplomacy (2015).
Ron Bush – Drue Heinz Professor Emeritus of American Literature and Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford University. He is the author of The Genesis of Ezra Pound's Cantos (1977),T.S. Eliot: A Study in Character and Style (1984) and of more than forty articles on a variety of aspects of modernism. His current project is a critical edition of Pound’s Pisan Cantos. Ron is the winner of the article prize of the society for his essay “‘Young Willows’ in Pound’s Pisan Cantos. ‘Light as the branch of Kuanon.’”
Margaret Fisher - independent researcher, musicologist and choreographer who has published extensively on all aspects of Pound’s musical compositions and their relationship to his poetry. She is the winner of the society prize for 2003 for her book Ezra Pound's Radio Operas: The BBC Experiment 1931-1933. Her most recent publications are The Echo of Villon in Ezra Pound's Music and Poetry. Towards a Theory of Duration Rhyme and The Transparency of Ezra Pound's Great Bass (2013).
Dylan Hock– independent scholar, poet and novelist. He is currently shopping his debut novel, Heyoka, and his essay, “Tempus Loquendi / Tempus Tacendi: The Muzzling of Ezra Pound” is forthcoming this August in the anthology, Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity.
Robert Kibler – Professor of English at Minot State University. Robert wrote his dissertation on Pound and Chinese philosophy;he published several articles on Pound and Taoism, Confucianism, and on his translations from the Chinese. His current project is a translation of the "Har la Lluo k'o" ceremony as part of a book length study that will include Pound's use and understanding of Naxi culture.
Justin Kishbaugh – Assistant Professor of literature, composition and creative writing at Duquesne University. He has published articles in Imagism: Essays on Its Initiation, Impact and Influence (2013) and the Florida English special issue, “Ghosts in the Background Moving: Aldington and Imagism.” He also authored the poetry chapbook, For the Blue Flash (2012), and is the managing editor of Make it New.
Alec Marsh – Professor of American Literature at Muhlenberg College. He is the author of Ezra Pound (2011) and of Money and Modernity: Pound, Williams, and The Spirit of Jefferson (1998), which won the first Ezra Pound Prize in 1998. Marsh is also the editor of Small Boy: The Wisconsin Childhood of Homer L. Pound (2003).
Roxana Preda – Associate Lecturer of American literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of (Post)modern Ezra Pound (2001) and editor of Ezra Pound's Economic Correspondence, 1933-1945 (2007). She currently serves as the President of the Ezra Pound Society and is senior editor of Make It New.
Zhaoming Qian – Professor emeritus of the University of New Orleans. Among his books we mention Orientalism and Modernism: The Legacy of China in Pound and Williams (1995) and The Modernist Response to Chinese Art: Pound, Moore, Stevens (2003). These helped inspire the 1996 Yale conference on “Modernism and the Orient” and the 2004 Cambridge conference on “Orientalism and Modernism,” respectively. Zhaoming is the editor of Ezra Pound's Chinese Friends and Modernism and the Orient (2013).
Leon Surette – Professor Emeritus of the University of London Ontario. In his distinguished career he published A Light from Eleusis: A Study of the Cantos of Ezra Pound, (1979), The Birth of Modernism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and The Occult: (1993), I Cease Not to Yowl: Ezra Pound’s Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti. (Co-edited with Demetres Tryphonopoulos 1998), Pound in Purgatory: Ezra Pound’s Descent from Economic Radicalism into Anti-Semitism. (1999), Dreams of a Totalitarian Utopia: Literary Modernism and Politics (2011), and Art in the Age of the Machine (2013).
Jared Young – teaches English at Capitol Hill High School. He received an MA in American literature from the University at Albany. His most recent publication can be found in the Florida English collection of critical essays, “Ghosts in the Background Moving: Aldington and Imagism” (2013).