Tony Barnstone

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Tony Barnstone is The Albert Upton Professor and Chair of English at Whittier College and author of fifteen books and a music CD, Tokyo’s Burning: WWII Songs. His poetry books include Beast in the Apartment, Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, The Golem of Los Angeles, Sad Jazz: Sonnets, Impure, and selected poems in Spanish, Buda en Llamas: Antología poética (1999-2012). He is also a distinguished translator of Chinese literature, and he dabbles in other languages. In 2014 – 15 he’ll publish two anthologies: Dead and Undead Poems and Human and Inhuman Monstrous Verse and a seventh book of poems.Selected honors include prizes from the NEA, California Arts Council, Poets Prize, Pushcart, Strokestown International, John Ciardi, and Benjamin Saltman.