Catharine Savage Brosman

Catharine Savage Brosman is Professor Emerita of French at Tulane University. She was Mellon Professor of Humanities for 1990 and later held the Gore Chair in French. She was also visiting professor for a term at the University of Sheffield. Her scholarly publications comprise eighteen volumes on French literary history and criticism and two on American literature: Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study (2013) and Five Women Authors of the American Southwest: The Morality of Vision (in press).


Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett is the author of nine volumes of poetry and more than twenty-five poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Subway Figure (Orchises Press, 2009), and his most recent chapbooks are The Wither’d Sedge (Finishing Line, 2014) and Swimming in a Watering Can (FootHills Publishing, 2014).


Sankha Ghosh

Sankha Ghosh is widely considered the preeminent poet writing today in Bengali, a language spoken by more than 200 million people. Ghosh was born in Chandpur, Bangladesh in 1932, and currently resides in Kolkata, India. His first book of poems came out in 1956 and he is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry and several volumes of literary criticisms. His poetry is renowned for its aural splendor, density of images, and an acerbic tone often directed at perpetrators of social and political malfeasances.


Ani Dasgupta

Ani Dasgupta was born in Kolkata, India, and holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He is a Professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the director of MMA’s International Maritime Business Center. He has taught at Penn State, Tufts, and Boston Universities, in addition to serving as the chief economist of a dot-com and being a business consultant and software creator. He is currently working on a book-length project of “trans-creating” several of Sankha Ghosh’s poems.



Heinrich Heine

Heinrich was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in either 1797 or 1799. In 1831 he took exile in France, where he often struggled financially despite irregular patronage from a millionaire uncle. With freedom of speech he developed an international reputation for the lyricism, wordplay, irony, and excoriating satire of his poems, and was called the last of the Romantics. In 1841 he married Crescence Eugénie Mirat (“Mathilde”), who cared for him during eight years of paralysis; he wrote from bed until his death in 1856.


Pierre de Ronsard

Pierre de Ronsard (1524 – 1585) was attached to both the French and Scottish courts in his youth; he was later named royal poet for the House of Valois. He led the group of poets called the Pleiades, who looked to classical poetry for paradigms but wrote in French rather than Latin to encourage the development of French literature. In An Introduction to the French Poets, Geoffrey Brereton writes, “He projected . . . an image of his own century. . . .


Terese Coe

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Able Muse, Alaska Quarterly Review, the Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Agenda, the Moth, New Walk, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Review, the TLS, the Stinging Fly, and many other publications and anthologies. Her poem “More” was heli-dropped across London in the 2012 London Olympics Rain of Poems, and her latest collection of poems, Shot Silk, was published by Kelsay Books.


Timothy Reilly

Timothy Reilly was a professional tuba player in both the United States and Europe during the 1970s (in 1978, he was a member of the orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy). He is currently a retired substitute teacher, living in Southern California with his wife, Jo-Anne Cappeluti, a published poet and scholar.


Terri Brown-Davidson

Terri Brown-Davidson’s first book of poetry, The Carrington Monolgues (Lit Pot Press), was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2002. Her first novel, Marie, Marie: Hold on Tight (Lit Pot Press), was discussed in the Writer and published to excellent reviews. Terri is a fiction writer, poet, visual artist, and photographer who has received the Dillman Resort Scholarship for Colored Pencil, had her paintings featured in the group show Elementique, and won three Fresh Idea awards from the photography site 1x.com.


John Christopher Nelson

John Christopher Nelson was raised between ninety-four acres of chaparral in San Diego County and a defunct mining town in the Nevada high desert. He earned his BA in American Literature from UCLA, where he was executive editor of Westwind. John is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, where he has served a variety of roles—including editor-in-chief—on the Stonecoast Review.


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