Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 BC – 54 BC) was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic whose work had a profound influence on later Latin poets, including Ovid, Horace, and Virgil. Approximately 116 of Catullus’s often-translated poems have survived.
Charles Martin’s most recent book of poems, Signs & Wonders, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2011. A former Poet in Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, his next collection, Future Perfect, was published by Hopkins in the spring of 2018.
Barbara Haas’s nonfiction interrogates Russia, the actual Place, a real and tangible country which occupies physical coordinates on the map—and also examines Russia, the archetypal Threat, as conceived by us in the West and nurtured in our fears. She synthesizes history, culture, data, politics and propaganda into high-impact micro-sagas whose goal is to shed light on crucial truths about our Cold War-era frenemy as well as about ourselves—what we prize, what we scorn, what we dream about, what we fear.
Arthur Rimbaud (1854 – 1891) was a French poet who wrote some of the most remarkable poetry and prose of the nineteenth century. He prefigured Surrealism and free verse, and was a major figure in Symbolism. Precocious and miserable in provincial France, he ran away to Paris at sixteen, where he read voraciously and lived in alcoholic squalor, sometimes with Paul Verlaine. Widely regarded as a prodigy, he wrote all of his poetry in the space of less than five years. Before age twenty-one, he burned his last manuscripts and is not known to have written other work.
Charles Baudelaire (1821 – 1897) holds the most wide-ranging influence of the French Symbolist poets. A respected reviewer and critic whose translations of Edgar Allan Poe were much admired in his time, he died young, at only forty-six, but left behind a legacy of work at the center of which stands his masterpiece, the poems of Les Fleurs du mal, first published in 1857 to shock and acclaim.
Brooke Clark edits the epigrams website the Asses of Parnassus. His work has appeared in journals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, including Arion,Literary Imagination, the Rotary Dial, the Tangerine, the Literateur,Light, and Partisan, among others.
Alexander Pepple founded and edits Able Muse and Able Muse Press, and also founded and directs the Eratosphere online worskshop. His poetry and prose have been or will be published in Barrow Street, River Styx, American Arts Quarterly, Light, Think Journal, Euphony, Per Contra, La Petite Zine, San Pedro River Review and elsewhere.