NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
GREG BARNHISEL - Associate Professor of 20th century American literature, book history, and writing at Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound (2005) and Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Diplomacy (2015).
ELOISA BRESSAN – PhD fellow in Comparative Literature at Aix-Marseille University (France). Her Master’s degree dissertation, 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.
MARGARET FISHER − Independent researcher and choreographer who has published extensively on all aspects of Pound’s musical compositions and their relationship to his poetry. She is the winner of the 2003 society prize for her book Ezra Pound's Radio Operas: The BBC Experiment 1931-1933. Her most recent publications are The Echo of Villon in Ezra Pound's Music and Poetry. Towards a Theory of Duration Rhyme and The Transparency of Ezra Pound's Great Bass (2013). Together with Robert Hughes, Fisher received the society award in 2013, for lifetime achievement in the study of Ezra Pound and music.
CHRISTOS HADJIYIANNIS - Research Fellow in English Literature at Wolfson College, Oxford, where he is finishing a book about modernism and conservatism.
CAITLIN HURST - Caitlin Hurst is a PhD student in English and American Literature at New York University. She earned her MA in the Poetics Program at the University of Buffalo. Her current research interests include modernist satire, dilettantism, and decadent aesthetics.
KEVIN KIELY - Irish poet, novelist, 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.
CARLO PARCELLI – American poet living in Washington DC. He spent decades studying High Modernist Poetics with the James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Charles Olson scholar, Dr. Rudd Fleming of the University of Maryland. Among his works there are long poems in the style of Ezra Pound’s Cantos, essays, articles and translations. He has published 3 books of poetry: Three Antiphonies (Proteus Press, 1976); Fernparallelismus (Paycock Press, 1988) and Gospel According to Simon Kananaios: A Meditation on Empire (Country Valley Press 2012). The volume, a parody of events around Passover/Easter Week is comprised of 88 dramatic monologues patterned after monologues by the Welsh/English poet David Jones. He is currently working on an epic poem, Canus Ictus in Exilium (‘Dog Bite in Exile’), a satire about an exiled Roman cynic poet of the First Centuries BC/CE. P currently performs his Canaanite Gospel monologues to stunned audiences around the country. He is, also, currently poetry editor of FlashPoint magazine.
ALEX PESTELL - Independent researcher. He has written on modernist and contemporary poetry and fiction, including Pound, Lowry, Bunting, and Williams. Created Richard Taylor's sample Cantos Variorum website. Editor of Schedule of Unrest, the selected poems of John Wilkinson (Salt 2014). His book Geoffrey Hill: The Drama of Reason is forthcoming from Peter Lang.
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 includes The Cantos Project, The Ezra Pound English Language Bibliography (together with Archie Henderson) and the digital Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose. In 2015 she received 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, and the philosophies relevant to dealing with myth and cognition in both ancient and contemporary epic. He works as Chief Editor for the Ezra Pound Society’s Online Bibliography of Italian Pound Studies (OBIPS), and as an Assistant Editor to MIN.