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  • Natalka Babina

    Natalka Babina (b. 1966) is a Belarusian journalist and writer.


  • Pier Luigi Bacchini

    Pier Luigi Bacchini (b. 1927) is from Parma (Emilia), where he lived until 1993, retiring to the countryside near Medesano not far from the city. His poetry collections include Dal silenzio d'un nulla (1954), Canti familiari (1968), Distanze, fioriture (1981), Visi e foglie (1993), Scritture vegetali (1999), Contemplazioni meccaniche e pneumatiche (2005), and Canti territoriali (2009). "Chiacchiere," the poem translated here, is from Scritture vegetali.



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    Beth Bachmann

    Beth Bachmann is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in poetry and the author of two books from the Pitt Poetry Series: Temper, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Do Not Rise, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. Each fall, she serves as Writer in Residence in the MFA program at Vanderbilt University.



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    Rachel Tzvia Back

    Poet and translator Rachel Tzvia Back lives in the Galilee, where her great-great-great-grandfather settled in the 1830s. Her poetry collections include A Messenger Comes (elegies), On Ruins & Return, Azimuth, and the forthcoming collection entitled What Use Is Poetry, the Poet Is Asking. Her most recent translation project, On the Surface of Silence: The Last Poems of Lea Goldberg, will be published in spring 2017.



  • Shakeel Badayuni

    Shakeel Badayuni (1916–70) was a successful and prolific Bollywood songwriter as well as a renowned author of Urdu ghazals. Born in Uttar Pradesh, India, his father taught him Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, and Hindi. He attended Aligarh University in the 1930s, then a center of political and poetical ferment. He quickly became a leading figure in Bollywood with the success of the first film he wrote lyrics for, Dard. Shakeel wrote lyrics for eighty-nine films.



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    Anna Badkhen

    Anna Badkhen has spent most of her life in the Global South. Her immersive investigations of the world’s iniquities have yielded six books of nonfiction, most recently Fisherman’s Blues (2018). She has written about wars on three continents and is a 2017–2018 writer-in-residency at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, where she is at work on her first novel. In 2018 she was awarded the Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and Community Fellowship.



  • Mirza Athar Baig

    Mirza Athar Baig is a Pakistani novelist, playwright, and short-story writer. His works include the novel Ghulam Bagh (The garden of slaves), considered one of the most important novels of Urdu literature. He lives in Lahore and teaches philosophy at Government College University.


  • Julene Bair

    Julene Bair is an American author.



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    Asja Bakić

    Asja Bakić (b. 1982) is a Bosnian poet, writer, and translator. Her second book, a collection of short stories entitled Mars (2015), was shortlisted for the Edo Budiša Award. She currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.



  • Natalie Bakopoulos

    Natalie Bakopoulos is an American author teaching at the University of Michigan.



  • Jamaica Baldwin

    Jamaica Baldwin (@jamaicabaldwin) hails from Santa Cruz, California, by way of Seattle. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Prairie Schooner, the Adroit Journal, the Missouri Review, Guernica, and TriQuarterly, among others. She was the winner of the 2019 San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Conference Contest in Poetry and runner-up for the 2020 Tupelo Press Berkshire Prize. Her writing has been supported by Hedgebrook, Furious Flower, and the Jack Straw Writers program. Jamaica is currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.



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    Zsófia Bán

    Zsófia Bán is a Hungarian writer, critic, and scholar born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Brazil and Hungary. Night School: A Reader for Grownups (2019) was translated into English by Jim Tucker. Her work has also been translated into German, Spanish, and other languages. She is an associate professor of American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.


  • Ban Wang

    Ban Wang is William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of The Sublime Figure of History, Illuminations from the Past, and History and Memory. He has written widely on Chinese literature, aesthetics, cinema, and intellectual history.


  • Neelanjana Banerjee

    Neelanjana Banerjee is a writer and editor whose poetry and fiction have appeared in the Literary Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, Nimrod, A Room of One’s Own, Desilit, and the anthology Desilicious. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2007 and was a Hedgebrook Fellow in 2008. She has worked in mainstream, ethnic, and independent media for the past ten years and has helped young people tell their stories at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia and the San Francisco WritersCorps. She is a co-editor of Indivisible (University of Arkansas Press, 2010), the first anthology of South Asian American poetry.


  • Kaitlin Bankston

    Kaitlin Bankston is an English literary and cultural studies major at the University of Oklahoma who studied Handal’s work and met her in September 2011 during the Neustadt Festival of International Literature and Culture.



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    Ibtisam Barakat

    Ibtisam Barakat ابتسام بركات (www.ibtisambarakat.com) is a Palestinian American poet, artist, and the author of award-winning books in English and Arabic, including Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (FSG) and Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine (FSG/Macmillan). الجرة التي صارت مجرّة (The Jar That Became a Galaxy), her most recent Arabic book for children, was the theme for Palestine’s 2019 national reading campaign.



  • Salim Barakat

    Salim Barakat is a Kurdish-Syrian poet and novelist. He was born in 1951 in Qamishli, an ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse city in northern Syria. He moved to Damascus in the early 1970s and then on to Beirut. In 1982 the escalating political and sectarian tensions in the war-torn city forced him to leave for Cyprus, where he remained over fifteen years. He has been residing in Stockholm, Sweden, since 1999. He has published over forty-six works of poetry and prose, including three autobiographies.



  • María Baranda

    María Baranda (b. 1962) is a Mexican poet. Her poetry has been translated into many languages, including Chinese, French, and English. Her most recent book is Teoría de las niñas (Vaso Roto, 2018). Yale University Press will soon publish her Selected Poems.



  • Sandra Barba

    Sandra Barba (b. 1986, Mexico City) studied political science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. She is an editorial assistant at Letras Libres.


  • Alessandro Baricco

    Alessandro Baricco (b. 1958) is an Italian writer, director and performer. His work has been published in various languages.



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    Dara Barnat

    Dara Barnat is a poet and researcher of poetry who completed a PhD at Tel Aviv University, where she currently teaches. Her research explores Walt Whitman’s influence on Jewish American poetry. Her first full-length collection of poetry, In the Absence (Turning Point Books), was published in 2016. Other poems, translations, and essays appear in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, World Literature Today, Los Angeles Review of Books, Poet Lore, and elsewhere.



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    Julian Barnes

    Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is a contemporary English writer. Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for his book The Sense of an Ending (2011), and three of his earlier books had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: Flaubert's Parrot (1984), England, England (1998), and Arthur & George (2005). He has also written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh (his late wife's surname), though has published nothing under that name for more than twenty-five years. In addition to novels, Barnes has published collections of essays and short stories.



  • Miguel Barnet

    Miguel Barnet (b. Cuba, 1940) is a novelist, poet, and ethnographer whose works have influenced the development of testimonio, or testimonial narrative. He visited the University of Oklahoma in 2002—along with Adelaida de Juan, Pablo Armando Fernández, Ambrosio Fornet, Nancy Morejón, and Elzbieta Sklodowska—to help celebrate the life and work of the 2002 Puterbaugh Fellow, Roberto Fernández Retamar (WLT, 76:3-4, Summer/Autumn 2002).

     


  • Henry Baron

    Henry Baron is Professor of English Emeritus, Calvin College, and a native speaker of Frisian.



  • Jesús J. Barquet

    Jesús J. Barquet (b. 1953, Havana) has published nine books of poetry: from Sin decir el mar (1981) to Los viajes venturosos / Venturous Journeys (2015). He is an award-winning literary critic and anthologist whose most recent work is Todo parecía: poesía cubana contemporánea de temas gays y lésbicos (2015). He has lived in the United States since 1980.



  • João Luís Barreto Guimarães

    João Luís Barreto Guimarães was born in Porto, Portugal, in June 1967. He is a poet and a plastic reconstructive surgeon. His first seven books of poetry were collected in Poesia Reunida (Quetzal, 2011), followed by Você Está Aqui (Quetzal, 2013) and Mediterrâneo (Quetzal, 2016).


  • A. Igoni Barrett

    A. Igoni Barrett (b. 1979) is a Nigerian writer.



  • Pía Barros

    Pía Barros currently lives and works as a publisher and prolific prose writer in Chile. Her work is among the most celebrated in the country’s contemporary literary scene. She belongs to a generation of writers who established their careers during the latter part of the violent Pinochet dictatorship, and like many of those writers, her fiction reflects concern for the social injustices of that time period and the struggles of the country to move past them.



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    Reid Bartholomew

    Reid Bartholomew is an assistant language teacher on the JET Programme teaching English in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he studies contemporary Japanese literature.


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