BARRY AHEARN – Professor of American Literature at Tulane University, New Orleans. He is the editor of Pound/Zukofsky: Selected Letters of Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky (1987) and Pound/Cummings: The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings (1996).

CHRISTIAN BANCROFT  PhD candidate in literature at the University of Houston, where he is working on his dissertation on Ezra Pound and serves as the Reviews & Interviews Editor at Gulf Coast. He is the recipient of a Michener Fellowship and his work has appeared in Callaloo and Asymptote.

DAVID BARNES  David Barnes is Lecturer in English at Trinity College, Oxford. His work focuses on transatlantic modernism, but his research also encompasses nineteenth-century and contemporary literature. His book The Venice Myth: Culture, Literature, Politics 1800 to the Present  (2014), explored the historical contexts of various literary depictions of Venice, including Pound's. He has also published on Ernest Hemingway, John Ruskin and others in journals including Comparative Literature, Modernist Cultures and the Journal of Modern Literature. His current project is a study of transatlantic politics, media culture and the American modernist novel. 

ELOISA BRESSAN PhD fellow in Comparative Literature at Aix-Marseille University (France) preparing a dissertation on “La Provence dans Les Cantos d’Ezra Pound” (“Provence in Pound’s The Cantos”). Her Master’s thesis, 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.

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 researches interests include liberty in the epic and modernist American poetry.

KEVIN KIELY Irish poet, novelist, and literary critic, regular commentator on the arts in the 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, 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 the author of Ezra Pound (Reaktion Books 2011) and Ezra Pound and John Kasper (2015).

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, the second, The Epic Years, 1921-1939 in 2014 and the third, The Tragic Years, 1939-1972, in 2015 by by Oxford University Press.

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.

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 Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery, Moon Road, and Its Ghostly Workshop. His poetry 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.