NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
WALTER BAUMANN – Pound scholar at the U. of Ulster. He has been active in the organisation of the international Pound conferences (EPICs) and since 1990 he has created a lasting photographic record documenting the history of our scholarly interaction over the years. His major work, The Rose in the Steel Dust (1970) is one of the classics of Pound studies. His collected essays on Ezra Pound (first published in Paideuma) are now gathered in the volume Roses in the Steel Dust which won the society book award in 2001. Besides his lifelong involvement in Ezra Pound studies, he published on J. W. Goethe, H. Broch, and M. Frisch.
MARK BYRON – Senior Lecturer at the U of Sydney, Australia. His research lies primarily in twentieth-century literature (drama, prose, poetry) with a special focus upon difficult modernist texts – often with unruly manuscript archives – and the methods required to produce comprehensive and coherent scholarly editions of such texts. Byron is editor of the online Watt: Digital Manuscript Project and author of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame (2007) and Ezra Pound’s Eriugena (2014).
SIEGFRIED DE RACHEWILTZ – Director of the Tirol Castle Museum and Ezra Pound’s grandson. SdR. received his BA from Rutgers in 1969 on a topic on Pound and his PhD in comparative literature from Harvard in 1983. He founded the Agricultural Museum at his residence, Brunnenburg Castle in 1973. Over the years he hosted several Pound conferences at the castle, the latest one in July 2015.
MARGARET FISHER − Independent researcher 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 2003 society prize 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). Together with Robert Hughes, Fisher received the society award in 2013, for lifetime achievement in the study of Ezra Pound and music.
RHETT FORMAN − Rhett Forman is a PhD Literature student at the University of Dallas, Texas where he also received his MA in English. He earned his BA from St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico and participated in the University of New Orleans' Ezra Pound Center for Literature at Brunnenburg in 2014. His research interests include liberty in the epic and modernist American poetry.
JOHN GERY − Research Professor of English Literature at the University of New Orleans, poet and critic. G.'s most recent collection of poetry is Have at You Now! (2014), presented in MIN 1.2. He also writes on modernist and contemporary poets, ranging from Pound to Marilyn Chin. He has directed the Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Brunnenburg, Italy, since 1990 and has served as Secretary of the Ezra Pound International Conference since 2005.
KEVIN KIELY – Irish poet, novelist, literary critic, American Fulbright Scholar, PhD in modernist and postmodernist poetry. Regular commentator on the arts in Village Magazine, the Irish Independent and other publications. Breakfast with Sylvia awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry, A Horse Called El Dorado Bisto Fiction Award, SOS Lusitania ‘One Book One Community’ title for the Lusitania Centenary. Author of Francis Stuart: Artist and Outcast. K.’s poems have appeared in anthologies: he is currently editing John L. Sweeney: The Patron of Poetry at Harvard.
RALF LÜFTER − Assistant Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Free University of Bozen (Italy) and director of the Ezra Pound Research Center. Ezra Pound and his Contemporaries (Merano). Over the past few years he has published a series of articles dedicated to Pound, including Notizen zu Ezra Pounds Ökonomie (Milano 2013), This Land turns evil slowly (Lecce 2013), Wider besseres Wissen. Ezra Pounds ABC des Lesens (Lecce 2014), Politik - Ethik - Dichtung. Pounds Patria mia (Nordhausen 2015). Together with Roxana Preda he is editing a collection of essays entitled A Companion to Ezra Pound's Economic Thought.
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 was published by Shearsman in 2014. 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. Together with Ralf Lüfter, she is co-editing the project A Companion to Ezra Pound’s Economic Thought. Her digital work includes The Cantos Project, The Ezra Pound English Language Bibliography (together with Archie Henderson) and the digital Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose.
TIM REDMAN − Professor of American and British Modernism at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism (1993). Since 2002 he has served on the Editorial Board of Paideuma. Since 1989 R. has been working in a field he called ecopoetics. His focus there is on a study of literature from the dual perspectives of economics and ecology. One product of that work has been a renewed interest in American literature from its colonial origins through the Civil War. He has a more than forty-year background in theater that includes coursework in directing and acting and practical stage experience as actor, director, and playwright. He is currently a member of the committee overseeing the Ezra Pound Society.
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, and the philosophies relevant to dealing with myth and cognition in both ancient and contemporary epic. He works as Chief Editor for the Ezra Pound Society’s Online Bibliography of Italian Pound Studies (OBIPS), and as an Assistant Editor to MIN. Publications: https://chicago.academia.edu/ClaudioSansone
RICHARD SIEBURTH – Professor of French, English and Comparative Literature at New York University. S.'s work in Ezra Pound studies started with Instigations: Ezra Pound and Remy de Gourmont (Harvard UP 1978) and continued with major and influential editing such as A Walking Tour in Southern France by Ezra Pound (New Directions, 1992), Ezra Pound: Poems & Translations (Library of America, 2003), Ezra Pound: The Pisan Cantos (New Directions, 2003), New Selected Poems and Translations by Ezra Pound (New Directions, 2010). His future project in Pound studies is an edition of Ezra Pound’s Late Venice Notebooks, which date from the final decade of his life (1962-72). His most recent translation project is Songs from a Single Eye from the German of Oswald von Wolkenstein. In addition, S. has published translations of books by Hölderlin, Büchner, Benjamin, Scholem, Nostradamus, Scève, Labé, Nerval, Michaux, Leiris, and Guillevic. He is currently working on a translation/edition of Late Baudelaire for Yale UP.
RICHARD TAYLOR – Professor Emeritus of the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He is the author of A Variorum Edition of Three Cantos: A Prototype (1991) and editor of Ezra Pound in Europe (1993). Since 1980 he has worked on a Variorum edition of The Cantos (a sample now published online). Apart from Pound, T. has published on Yeats, literary theory, and Nigerian literature.