NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
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.
CHENGRU HE 何琤茹 – Poet and literary translator. She is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She holds a MA in Sociology from the University of Birmingham, UK, and a BA in Journalism from Shanghai University, China. She writes and translates under the penname Siho Ho何羲和. Her research interests include modernist poetry, Russian Silver Period poetry, Chinese folklore and mythology.
RODOLFO JARUGA – Brazilian poet and lawyer who has a private law practice in his home town of Curitiba. In 2012, he won the Helena Kolody National Award in poetry, which honored and published his long poem, The Ruins of Troy. His scholarly research focuses on Ezra Pound, modern poetry, and translation theory. He is currently enrolled in a postgraduate program in literature at the Federal University of Paraná.
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.
KEVIN KIELY – Irish poet, novelist, and literary critic, 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 received the Bisto Fiction Award, and SOS Lusitania was ‘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.
ALEC MARSH – Professor of American Literature at Muhlenberg College. He is the author of Money and Modernity: Pound, Williams, and The Spirit of Jefferson (1998), which won the first Ezra Pound Prize in 1998. He is also the editor of Small Boy: The Wisconsin Childhood of Homer L. Pound (2003) and author of Ezra Pound (Reaktion Books 2011) and Ezra Pound and John Kasper (2015).
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).
ALEX NIVEN – Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, UK. He is the editor of a volume of Basil Bunting’s selected letters, forthcoming at Oxford University Press.
MASSIMO MANDOLINI PESARESI – author of two books of literary criticism, Grecian Vistas: Giacomo Leopardi and Romantic Hellas and A Companion for Darkness: Classical Twilights in the II Millennium, and one collection of verses, The Marble Wave. He has also published numerous articles in both English and Italian. He has taught at Emory, Georgetown, and Columbia University. The author holds a degree in classics from the University of Rome; a degree in philosophy from the University of Rome; and a PhD in Italian literature from Yale University. He is a translator of poetry, and is currently working on a collection of poems that are rendered into Italian from languages including Classical Greek, Latin, Arabic, Classical Hebrew, English, and French.
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 (forthcoming 2018) 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.
MARY DE RACHEWILTZ – poet and translator into English and Italian and Ezra Pound’s daughter. From her castle at Brunnenburg, she follows closely the development of scholarship on Pound and actively shapes this community by her writing, conversation, and participation in conferences.
JULIAN STANNARD – Reader in English and Creative Writing at the University of Winchester, UK. His poetry appears in Poetry, TLS, Poetry Review, Manhattan Review, Poetry London and the Spectator. His last collection is What were you thinking? (CB Editions, London, 2016). He has written studies of Basil Bunting (Northcote House, 2014), Donald Davie, and Charles Tomlinson (Edwin Mellen, 2010). At present, he is writing Transatlantic Conversations, an examination of 20th century Anglo-American poetry for Peter Lang. His website is http://www.julianstannard.com/
KENT SU – Doctoral candidate at University College London. His thesis examines the philosophical evocation of Chinese landscapes in Ezra Pound’s Cantos. He is the co-organiser of the London Cantos Reading Group. His research lies primarily in modernist art and poetry, ecology, Chinese philosophical traditions, comparative literature and translation studies. He has forthcoming publications in Foreign Literature Journal and The Literary Encyclopaedia.