ELOISA BRESSAN - PhD fellow in Comparative Literature at Aix-Marseille University (France), she is preparing a dissertation on “La Provence dans Les Cantos d’Ezra Pound” (“Provence in The Cantos of Ezra Pound). Her MA dissertation, presented in 2012 at Padua University (Italy), was about “The Greek-Provencal vortex in The Cantos”. She has been teaching Comparative Literature at Aix-Marseille University since January 2013.

HELEN CARR – Professor Emerita of English at Goldsmiths University of London. She is the author of The Verse Revolutionaries: Ezra Pound, H.D. and the Imagists (2009). She is a co-coordinator of the London Reading Group.

JAMES DOUTHWAITE – PhD student at the University of Oxford and co-coordinator of the London Reading Group.

DAVID EWICK – Professor in the Department of Literature and Culture in English at Tokyo Woman's Christian University. He has lived and worked in Japan for thirty-two years. His most recent work is on the literary and cultural history of "The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry." 

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.

HARRY GILONIS Poet, editor, publisher, and critic who has been reading The Cantos in a pro-am capacity since the mid-'70s; he is an irregular attendee at the London Cantos Reading Group, where he has presented papers specifically on the "China Cantos."  He has been at work for some years now on North Hills, a project of 'faithless' recastings of classical Chinese poetry.  The poems from North Hills included herein are derived from the same originals as some of the poems in Cathay - they have as pairing a similar set in News from Afar, edited by Richard Parker. Other selections from North Hills have appeared in pamphlets and anthologies including Acacia Feelings (from Richard Parker's Crater Press), and in a full-length book, eye-blink, from Veer Books in London.

ANDREW HOUWEN – PhD student at the University of Reading where he is writing a dissertation on the reception and translations of contemporary Japanese poetry in the Anglophone world. Recipient of the 2014 Ezra Pound Society award for his article: “Ezra Pound's Early Cantos and His Translation of Takasago.”

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).

A. DAVID MOODY – Professor 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, is forthcoming in September 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 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. 

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, and Helen Vendler’s Poems, Poets, Poetry, and is forthcoming in Plume, Broad Street, Terminus, and The Mind of Monticello: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Jefferson