NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
SEDA ŞEN ALTA – graduated from the Department of American Culture and Literature at Ankara University, Turkey in 2008 and received her MA degree in 2011 from the same department. She is a PhD candidate in English Studies writing her dissertation entitled “London-Bound: The Representations of London in Anglo-American Modernist Poetry” focusing on the representations of the city in the poems of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. She has worked as a full-time lecturer at Baskent University Department of American Culture and Literature since 2013, teaching survey courses on American and English literature. Her research interests and publications include modernist poetry, city poetry, graphic novels and mythmaking, 9/11 in fiction, modernist city representations, and “the tourist” image.
TIMOTHY BILLINGS – Professor of English and American Literatures at Middlebury College, holds advanced degrees in English Literature and in Fine Arts from Cornell University, and in Sinology from SOAS, University of London. He is the editor of three bilingual critical editions: Victor Segalen’s 1914 collection of French and Chinese poems Stèles / 古今碑錄 (Wesleyan UP, 2007), with Christopher Bush, which was awarded the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for Best Translation of a Literary Work; Matteo Ricci’s Jiaoyou lun 交友論, the first work written in Chinese by a European, translated as On Friendship: One Hundred Maxims for a Chinese Prince (Columbia UP, 2009); and the forthcoming Ezra Pound's Cathay: A Critical Edition (Fordham UP, 2017). He has also co-translated with Yan Zinan a selection of poetry by the late Ming philosopher Li Zhi 李贄 (1527-1602) in A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden): Selected Writings (Columbia UP, 2016).
HERIBERTO CRUZ CORNEJO – Freelance pianist. He studied at Leeds College of Music (MMus, UK) and at Conservatorio de las Rosas (BA, Mexico). He studied piano with Eduardo Montes, Cuauhtémoc Trejo, Jakob Fichert and Heather Slade-Lipkin. Heriberto has been approaching the music of Gerhart Münch in the past few years. In collaboration with Tarsicio Medina, he has recently translated Germany 24 Hours a Day by Vera Lawson into Spanish.
RHETT FORMAN – 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.
HARRY GILONIS – Poet, editor, publisher, and critic who has been reading the Cantos in a pro-am capacity since the mid 1970s; 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.
DAVID GRUNDY – Poet and scholar of modernism. He has recently completed a PhD on Amiri Baraka and the Umbra Workshop at the University of Cambridge. He runs the publishing and reading series Materials.
SEAN MARK – Sean received a BA in Italian from the University of Milan, and an MA in English from University College London. He recently completed a PhD in comparative literature at the universities of Tübingen, Bergamo and Brown, with an EU fellowship. He has edited and translated two books by contemporary Italian poets for Chelsea Editions Press, for which he received the Sonia Raiziss Giop Foundation Grant in Translating. He lives in Paris and teaches at the Sorbonne.
STODDARD MARTIN – writer, lecturer and publisher. His books include Wagner to The Waste Land; California Writers; Art, Messianism and Crime; Orthodox Heresy; and The Great Expatriate Writers, published by Macmillan. He edited anthologies of Byron, Nietzsche and D. H. Lawrence in the Duckworth "Sayings of" series, which he helped to devise, as well as a "biography by many hands" of Duckworth’s managing editor/publisher Colin Haycraft. He has taught at Harvard, Oxford, Łódź and Warsaw universities and is an associate fellow of the Institute of English Studies, University of London. He writes short fiction under the name Chip Martin. His latest book is Monstrous Century. Art in the ‘Age of Feuilleton’ (2016).
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 in collaboration with Michael Coyle and A Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts. Together with Ralf Lüfter, she is co-editing the project A Companion to Ezra Pound’s Economic Thought. Her digital work in progress includes The Cantos Project, The Ezra Pound English Language Bibliography (together with Archie Henderson) and the digital Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose. In 2016 she was awarded a five-year Leverhulme fellowship for The Cantos Project.
CLAUDIO SANSONE – PhD student in comparative literature at the University of Chicago. His main interests are: epic literature (from ancient times to the present day), (post)modernist reception of the classics, and the linguistic processes behind mythological transformation.