M. Ann Hull’s work has appeared in 32 Poems, Barrow Street, BOXCAR Poetry Review, and Mid-American Review, among others. She has won the Ed Ochester Award and the Academy of American Poets Prize. A former poetry editor of Black Warrior Review, she holds an MFA from the University of Alabama.
Mark Blaeuer lives a few miles southwest of Hot Springs, Arkansas. With an MA in anthropology, he worked in the field of archeology, then spent twenty years as an interpretive ranger in the National Park Service. His poems and occasional translations (from Spanish) have appeared in dozens of journals, since the 1970s. Kelsay Books published his collection, Fragments of a Nocturne, in 2014. He is also a baseball historian.
Dan Campion’s poems have appeared previously in Able Muse and in After Hours, Blue Unicorn, Ekphrasis, the Evansville Review, Indefinite Space, Innisfree, Light, Measure, the Midwest Quarterly, the North American Review, Poetry, Rolling Stone,Shenandoah, Think, and others. He is the author of Peter De Vries and Surrealism (Bucknell University Press), coeditor of Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song (Holy Cow!
Ryan Wilson is the editor of Literary Matters and the author of The Stranger World (Measure Press, 2017), winner of the Donald Justice Prize. Recent work has appeared or will appear in Birmingham Poetry Review, Five Points, the Hopkins Review, the New Criterion, the Sewanee Review, the Yale Review, and The Best American Poetry 2018. He teaches at the Catholic University of America, and he lives with his wife north of Baltimore.
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.
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.