NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
STEPHEN ADAMS- Professor Emeritus of American Literature at the university of Western Ontario, specialized in Ezra Pound and music and author of numerous articles on this topic, as well as on metric and prosody. He is the author of Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meter, Verse Forms and Figures of Speech (1997) andco-editor of The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia (2005).
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.
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).
ALEXANDER HOWARD- is an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia (UNSW). He has published on modernist poetry and contemporary fiction, queer theory, and periodical studies. He is currently editing a collection of critical commentaries on Ezra Pound's Thrones. He is also working on a monograph about the queer surrealist poet Charles Henri Ford.
JOSHUA KOTIN- is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Princeton University. His research and teaching focus is on modernism (especially American, British, and Russian), poetry and poetics, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, contemporary literature, and literary theory (especially aesthetics and critical theory). He is currently completing Private Utopias, a book about radical experiments in personal autonomy.
MATTHEW MACKEY- Instructor of literature and creative writing at Malone University. He is the Founding Editor of Buried Letter Press, an online arts and criticism magazine. His M.F.A. was earned at the University of New Orleans, and as an independent scholar his focus includes translation, theory, and poetry.
REKA MIHALKA- teaches at the University of Bern, Switzerland. She got her PhD at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, in 2011; her doctoral dissertation focused on Ezra Pound and Japonism. Currently, she is working on a monograph on Pound and drama. She is also a translator.
A. DAVID MOODY– Prof. Emeritus of English and American Literature at the University of York. He has completed a three volume critical biography on Ezra Pound which is also a detailed introduction to his poetry: Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man & His Work. The first volume, The Young Genius 1885-1920 was published in 2007 and the second, The Epic Years, 1921-1939 in 2014 by Oxford University Press. The third volume, The Tragic Years, 1939-1972, will be published in 2015.
RICHARD PARKER- Lecturer in American Studies at Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey. He has worked on various aspects of Transatlantic modernist poetry - including Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky. His edition of a volume of essays entitled 'News from Afar': Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries has just been published by Shearsman. He is currently editing two volumes of essays of readings of individual cantos. He is also working on a book on Late Modernist poetics that is due to appear through Peter Lang.
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. Her current projects are Professional Attention. Ezra Pound and the Career of Modernist Criticism and A Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts - two books in collaboration with Michael Coyle.
CLAUDIO SANSONE- grew up between London and Rome before moving to Dublin, where he recently received his B.A. Hons in English studies from Trinity College. Now he is studying for a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Chicago. His main interests are: epic literature (across history to the present day), (post)modernist reception of the classics, and the linguistic processes behind mythological transformation.
RON SMITH - Poet Laureate of Virginia, as well as Writer-in-Residence and George Squires Chair of Distinguished Teaching at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, VA. He is the author of the books Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery, Moon Road, and Its Ghostly Workshop. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including The Nation, Georgia Review, Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Poets of the Sala Capizucchi, andHelen Vendler’s Poems, Poets, Poetry, and is forthcoming in Plume, Broad Street, Terminus, and The Mind of Monticello: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Jefferson.