NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Mark Byron is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Sydney and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Mark is author of Ezra Pound's Eriugena(London: Bloomsbury, 2014), co-editor of Ezra Pound's and Olga Rudge's The Blue Spill with Sophia Barnes (London: Bloomsbury, 2019), and editor of the forthcoming essay collection The New Ezra Pound Studies (Cambridge UP, 2019). He is President of the Ezra Pound Society.
Silvia Falsaperla is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She lived in Florence for over 10 years where she worked for a literary agency and later as an English teacher, translator and travel journalist. She is an English-language professional and freelance copy editor in Toronto. She has published short fiction in Canadian literary magazines and her poems have appeared in the Association of Italian Canadian Writers newsletters and recently anthologized in Ezra's Book (Clemson University Press, USA, 2019) and in An Anthology of Canadian Writing published by Longbridge Books, 2018. Other poems are forthcoming in Italian Canadiana (University of Toronto). She is currently working on her first collection of poetry.
Archie Henderson obtained his PhD in English at UCLA, and is the author of "I Cease Not to Yowl" Reannotated: New Notes on the Pound / Agresti Correspondence (2009), which illuminates numerous connections between Ezra Pound and figures on the American and Italian right. He is Head of Research at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, and the author of the four-volume Conservatism, the Right Wing, and the Far Right: A Guide to Archives (Stuttgart: Ibidem, 2018). Archie also holds a JD and currently practices law in Houston, Texas.
Judith Hendra is a graduate of Cambridge University with a degree in History and has backgrounds in commercial publishing and not-for-profit management. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her article, 'Ezra Pound, Beatrice Hastings, and the New Age,' is an outgrowth of ten years spent researching and writing a biography of Beatrice Hastings. Judith has published with the Katherine Mansfield Society and has an upcoming article in the Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies concerning Lewis's relationships with the New Age and Hastings.
Andrew Houwen is an associate professor at Tokyo Woman's Christian University. His essay ‘Ezra Pound's Early Cantos and His Translation of Takasago’, published in the Review of English Studies (2014), won that year’s Ezra Pound Society Article Award. He has published an article on Basil Bunting’s recreation of Kamo no Chōmei’s Hōjōki in Translation and Literature (2016). Andrew is also a translator of Japanese poetry: his translations with Chikako Nihei of the prize-winning post-war Japanese poet Tarō Naka, Music: Selected Poems, appeared with Isobar Press in 2018.
Ryan Johnson is a research associate at the University of New South Wales and a tutor and research assistant at the University of Sydney, from which he recently received a PhD on East-West comparative literature. His articles and reviews have been published in Journal of World Literature, Cahiers d’études françaises, and Philosophy East and West.
Gordon McKechnie is a 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.
Alec Marsh is Professor of English at Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, where he teaches Modern American poetry. He has produced several books on or related to Ezra Pound, including a short biography, Ezra Pound (London: Reaktion, 2011); a study of economic and modern poetry, Money and Modernity: Pound, Williams, and The Spirit of Jefferson (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998); and, as editor, a volume on Pound’s father, Small Boy: The Wisconsin Childhood of Homer L. Pound (Hailey, ID: Ezra Pound Association, 2003). Alec is a past president of the Ezra Pound Society.
Kazuko Nagamori is a doctoral student in the Department of Contemporary Literary Studies at the University of Tokyo. She studies Japanese literature between the 1910s and the early 1930s. Her research mainly focuses on the work of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, and Ranpo Edogawa. She analyses these writers in the context of Japanese Modernism with a view to locating them in the broader context of world literature.
Ron Smith Poet Laureate of Virginia 2014-1016, is currently Writer-in-Residence at Saint Christopher’s School in Richmond. Smith is the author of the book Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery, chosen by Margaret Atwood as “a close runner-up” for the National Poetry Series Open Competition and soon to be issued in a second edition by MadHat Press. His three books from LSU Press are Moon Road, Its Ghostly Workshop, and The Humility of the Brutes. In 2018, he was the Featured Poet at the American Library in Paris, where he also read new poems in the Salon Eiffel on the Eiffel Tower. In June 2019, he read new work at the University of Limoges in France and at the University of Salamanca in Spain.
Vasily M. Tolmatchoff DSc in Philology, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of History of Foreign Literature at Lomonosov Moscow State University. His research interests and publications span American Literature and Western European literatures, 1850-1950, as well as comparative studies of Western and Russian naturalism, symbolism, and modernism. He has also produced scholarly editions of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent and Under Western Eyes (Moscow: Nauka, 2012).