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Biographies of Writers

Emily Dickinson (1830- 1886) holds the distinction as one of the finest writers in the American tradition. Even though this renowned recluse never published any poetry in her lifetime, Dickinson’s posthumous collections display the complexity of an interior world within the confines of her innovative approach to form. For more on her life and work, consult the Dickinson Electronic Archives.

Tina Gagliardi

Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898) was a French poet and critic who set the foundation for the French Symbolists. Throughout his writing career, Mallarmé maintained an interest in how poetry could integrate with the other arts. His highly experimental “A Throw of Dice Never Will Abolish Chance” investigates how readers interact with poetry on the written page.

A.S. Kline (b. 1947) is a poet and translator of poetry, criticism, and biographical works. He has translated work from Latin, Ancient Greek, and the Romance Languages. Currently residing in England, he maintains a free archive of his translations on his website.

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) is one of the most highly distinguished poets of the 20th century. Winning the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature, his collected work displays extensive range, including love poems, surrealist experiments, odes, and explicitly political pieces. In 1938, Neruda oversaw the rescue of 2,000 refugees from the Spanish Civil War. He considered this task his greatest work.

Margaret Sayers Peden (b. 1920) is a prolific translator of many Latin American authors, including Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz. Translating over 37 books, she has received several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with many other grants and awards. She is Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of Missouri.

Scott Siders

Paul Violi (b. 1944) has authored eleven books of poetry, the most recent being Overnight from Hanging Loose Press. Violi is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He currently teaches at the New School and Columbia University.

Bob Yehling

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