NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
BORJA AGUILÓ – artist and scholar. He holds a PhD in American Literature on the poetry of Theodore Roethke. He teaches at Centro de Enseñanza Superior Alberta Jiménez in Mallorca.
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).
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 has contributed to The Modern Language Review, American Literary Scholarship, Journal of Modern Literature, Paideuma, The Paris Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Notes & Queries, etc. 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).Long active as translator and organizer of poetry events and of a yearly Bloomsday celebration in Genoa, he is a member of the jury of the Lerici-Pea Poetry Prize and in this connection has prepared volumes by International Lerici-Pea Prize recipients Seamus Heaney and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 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.
ANDREI BRONNIKOV – contemporary Russian poet. He is best known for his poetry collections “Zen elegies” and “Species evanescens” and is the author of academic papers on Platonism, philosophy of language and mathematics. In 2015-2017 Andrei Bronnikov has completed the first Russian translation of The Cantos of Ezra Pound, which was published by "Nauka" publishing house in November 2017.
BEN CLARK – Spanish poet who has published nine books of poems, the most recent being Los últimos perros de Shackleton (“The Last Dogs of Shackleton” 2013). He is a recipient of the National Poetry Award.
GORDON MCKECHNIE – researcher educated at the International School of Geneva and the University of Oxford. His working career has been in finance and latterly in the British civil service. Since 1989 he and his wife have owned an old farmhouse in a village near Excideuil.
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 University Press.
VIORICA PATEA − Professor of American Literature at the University of Salamanca. She has published books on the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman and T. S. Eliot. Her edited books include Short Story Theories (Rodopi 2012), and Modernism Revisited, co-authored with Paul Scott Derrick (Rodopi 2007). She has co-translated several books of poems by Ana Blandiana into English and Spanish, the most recent one being Octubre, noviembre, diciembre (Pre-textos 2017).
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.
IAN PROBSTEIN – Associate professor of English, Touro College, New York. He is general editor of Ezra Pound’s Complete Poems and Cantos in Russian translation, he also edited and published T. S. Eliot’s Poems in Russian (Moscow: AST, 2013). Currently he is editing the Russian translation project of T. S. Eliot’s Complete Poems and Plays.
PAUL SCOTT DERRICK – Senior Lecturer in American literature at the Universitat de València in Spain. Together with Norman Jope and Catherine E. Byfield, he is co-editor, of The Companion to Richard Berengarten (Shearsman, 2016) and, with Viorica Patea, co-translator of Ana Blandiana’s My Native Land A4 (Bloodaxe, 2014). His critical essays, translations and poems have appeared in many print and electronic journals in Europe and the U.S.
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.