NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
John Allaster – PhD student at McGill’s University, Canada. John took his MA on the topic of the aesthetic of the luminous detail in Pound’s early work.
MASSIMO BACIGALUPO – Professor of American Literature at the University of Genoa, Member of the Ligurian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and former President of AISNA, the American Studies Association of Italy. He is the author of The Forméd Trace: The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound (1980), Grotta Byron: Luoghi e libri (2001), In Venice and in the Veneto with Ezra Pound (co-author, 2007), and the editor of many volumes of essays and translations, most recently America and the Mediterranean (co-editor, 2003), Ambassadors: American Studies in a Changing World (co-editor, 2006), Ezra Pound, Language and Persona (co-editor, 2008), The Politics and Poetics of Displacement: Modernism off the Beaten Track (co-editor, 2011), Ezra Pound’s Canti postumi (2002), and Posthumous Cantos (2015). He is the editor for American literature of the multi-volume Dizionario Bompiani delle Opere (2005), and a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Italian Literature (OUP, 2002), Anglo-American Modernity and the Mediterranean (2006), T. S. Eliot and the Concept of Tradition (CUP, 2007), Wallace Stevens Across the Atlantic (Palgrave, 2008), Ezra Pound in Context (CUP, 2010), T. S. Eliot in Context (CUP 2011), Will the Modernist: Shakespeare and the European Historical Avant-Gardes (Peter Lang, 2014), Ezra Pound and London: New Perspectives (AMS, 2015). In 2003 he was awarded Italy’s National Prize for Translation. Bacigalupo’s Italian edition of A Draft of XXX Cantos was published in 2012.
WALTER BAUMANN – Pound scholar at the University of Ulster. Besides his lifelong involvement in Ezra Pound studies, he published on J. W. Goethe, H. Broch, and M. Frisch. He has been active in the organisation of the Ezra Pound International 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, Rose in the Steel Dust (1967) 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.
MARK BYRON – Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Sydney and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. His current project, “Modernism and the Early Middle Ages,” has thus far produced the monograph Ezra Pound’s Eriugena (London: Bloomsbury, 2014) and a dossier "Samuel Beckett and the Middle Ages" co-edited with Stefano Rosignoli in the Journal of Beckett Studies 25.1 (2016).
SARA DUNTON– received her PhD in 2016 from the University of New Brunswick; her doctoral dissertation is entitled H.D.’s “Ways of Seeing: Encountering Artworks and Practising Ekphrasis in Pursuit of the ‘art-dimension.’” She has presented papers on H.D., Mina Loy, and Ezra Pound at several international conferences (including the 2017 MLA Convention), published articles in Paideuma (2013), H.D. and Modernity (2014), and contributed a chapter to the MLA volume, Approaches to Teaching Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose (2018). Her projects include co-editing a scholarly edition of H.D.’s Palimpsest, forthcoming from University Press of Florida.
RHETT FORMAN – Lecturer in English and Liberal Arts and the coordinator of the General Studies program at Tarleton State University in Fort Worth, Texas. He received his MA and PhD from the University of Dallas and his BA from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also an alum of the University of New Orleans Ezra Pound Center for Literature at Brunnenburg Castle, Italy. His creative and scholarly work has been published by Ramify, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Contemporary Studies in Modernism, and Clemson University Press.
JOHN GERY – Research professor at the University of New Orleans and series editor on Ezra Pound at Clemson University Press. John has been organizer of the Ezra Pound International Conferences (EPICs) since 2005. he is Founding Director of the Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Brunnenburg, Italy, now in its 27th year of offering students summer seminars in Ezra Pound’s poetry and Creative Writing at a castle in northern Italy which is the home of Pound’s family. His seven books of poetry include The Enemies of Leisure(1995), American Ghost: Selected Poems (1999), A Gallery of Ghosts (2008), and Have at You Now!(2014), among others. His work has appeared in more than seventy-five journals throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada and has been translated into seven languages.
EVELYN HALLER – Professor of Modern American Literature at Doane College, University of Nebraska. She is the author of numerous articles on Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf and Willa Cather.
ARCHIE HENDERSON − Head of Research and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. He is the author of "I Cease Not To Yowl" Reannotated. New Notes on the Pound/Agresti Correspondence (2009) and the co-compiler of the ongoing Bibliography of English Language Scholarship on Ezra Pound on the Ezra Pound Society website. His latest book, Conservatism, the Right Wing, and the Far Right: A Guide to Archives (4 vols.) is forthcoming from ibidem Press.
AGNES LEHOCZKY – Poet, academic and translator. She studied for her Masters in English and Hungarian Literature at Pázmány Péter University of Hungary (1994-2001) then completed a Creative Writing MA in Poetry at the University of East Anglia with a distinction in 2006. She obtained a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at University of East Anglia in 2011. Her poetry collections published in the UK are Budapest to Babel (Egg Box Publishing, 2008), Rememberer (Egg Box Publishing, 2012) and Carillonneur (Shearsman Books, 2014). She is the winner of the Arthur Welton Poetry Award 2010 and the inaugural winner of the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge, in 2011. Her chapbook, Poems from the Swimming Pool with some of the early work on swimming pools, was published by Constitutional Information in 2015 and her pamphlet, Pool Epitaphs and Other Love Letters, was published by Boiler House Press in 2017. Her latest full collection, Swimming Pool, came out by Shearsman Books (Autumn, 2017). She is Co-director for the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, University of Sheffield.
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.
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).
A. DAVID MOODY – Prof. Emeritus of English and American Literature at the University of York. His latest work on Ezra Pound is a three-volume critical biography 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, the second, The Epic Years, 1921-1939 in 2014 and the third, The Tragic Years, 1939-1972, was published in 2015 by Oxford UP.
IRA NADEL – Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound and Ezra Pound in Context. He has also edited the letters of Ezra Pound and Alice Corbin Henderson, associate editor of Poetry. In addition, he has published biographies of Leonard Cohen, Tom Stoppard, David Mamet and Leon Uris. His critical books include Biography: Fiction, Fact & Form and Modernism’s Second Act. He is currently completing a critical life of Philip Roth.
FERNANDO PÉREZ VILLALÓN – Professor of Art, Language and Literature and currently Director of the Art Department at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University. He has published several critical essays on contemporary Brazilian poetry and music, interactions between visuality, poetry, music, and comparative poetics, a collection of translations of classical Chinese poetry (Escrito en el aire. Santiago: Tácitas, 2015), the essay La imagen inquieta: Juan Downey y Raúl Ruiz en contrapunto (Viña del Mar: Catálogo, 2016) and several books of poetry and object-books. He participates in the experimental collective Orquesta de poetas (www.orquestadepoetas.cl), devoted to the exploration of interactions between music and poetry.
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 Criticismin 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.
LEON SURETTE – Prof. Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Leon is the author of several studies of Pound and modernism such as A Light from Eleusis (Oxford 1979); The Birth of Modernism (McGill 1993); Pound in Purgatory (Illinois, 1999); A Dream of Totalitarian Utopia (McGill 2011). Together with Demetres Tryphonopoulos, he edited the influential volume of letters “I Cease Not to Yowl”: Pound’s Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti (U. of Illinois P, 1998).
DEMETRES P. TRYPHONOPOULOS teaches and researches in twentieth-century American Literature, with a focus on difficult modernist texts (especially long poems), often approaching them through the lenses of poetics, translation theory and practice, prosody and rhetoric, and editorial theory and textual criticism. As author, co-author, editor, or co-editor, he has contributed to fifteen volumes, including The Celestial Tradition: A Study of Ezra Pound’s “The Cantos” (WLUP, 1992), “I Cease Not to Yowl”: Pound’s Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti (U. of Illinois P, 1998), The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia (GreenwoodP, 2005), and Majic Ring, ed. Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos (Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2009). Approaches to Teaching Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose is forthcoming from MLA in 2018.
LIN WEI – Lecturer at the School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tianjin University. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Renmin University of China (Beijing). Her dissertation is on Ezra Pound and Vorticism, examining how Pound’s interaction with the Western modern visual arts in early 20th century affected his thought on literature, art, economics and politics. Her research interests include comparative literature, Anglo-American literature and Western sinology.