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    Issa J. Boullata

    Issa J. Boullata (b. 1929) is a Palestinian scholar, writer, and translator of Arabic literature. He has authored several books on Arabic literature, poetry, and the Qur'an, and has written numerous articles and book reviews for scholarly journals and encyclopedias. He is a two-time winner of the Arkansas Arabic Translation Award and a contributing editor of Banipal magazine of London.

  • Carmen Boullosa

    Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico’s leading novelists, poets, and playwrights. The author of fifteen novels, her most recent English translations include Before and Texas: The Great Theft. Deep Vellum will publish Heavens on Earth in December.

  • Stéphane Bouquet

    Stéphane Bouquet is the author of several collections of poems and a book of essays on poems, La Cité de paroles (2018). Bouquet is a recipient of a 2003 Prix de Rome and a 2007 Mission Stendhal Award.

  • Coral Bracho

    Coral Bracho’s (b. 1951) early work altered the landscape of Mexican poetry. She is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Aguascalientes National Poetry Prize, Xavier Villaurrutia Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Bracho has collaborated with several painters and is a member of Mexico’s National Organization of Artists.

  • Timothy Bradford

    Timothy Bradford is the author of the poetry collection Nomads with Samsonite. He cofounded Short Order Poems, a group that writes poems for the public on manual typewriters in public venues, is codirector of the Ralph Ellison Creative Writing Workshops in Oklahoma City, and is a visiting assistant professor of English at Oklahoma State University.

  • Amy Brady

    Amy Brady (@ingredient_x) is editorial director of the Chicago Review of Books and deputy publisher of Guernica Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Oprah, the Village Voice, Pacific Standard, the New Republic, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. 

  • Christopher Bram

    Christopher Bram (b. 1952) is an American author who has written numerous novels, articles, essays, and screenplays. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 2001, a recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from Publishing Triangle in 2003, and his book Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America won the Randy Shilts Award in 2013. He currently teaches at New York University.

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    Giannina Braschi

    Called “one of the most revolutionary voices in Latin America today” by PEN, Giannina Braschi creates linguistic and structural hybrids of poetry, fiction, essay, musical, manifesto, treatise, and drama. She is the cutting-edge author of the postmodern poetry trilogy El imperio de los sueños / Empire of Dreams; the experimental Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing!; and a philosophical work of dramatic fiction, United States of Banana. Born in Puerto Rico, she lives in New York.

  • Kamau Brathwaite

    Kamau Brathwaite (b. 1930), a poet, historian, literary critic, and essayist, was born in Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados. Brathwaite spent his childhood in Barbados but would spend his adult life traveling, learning, and teaching all over the globe. He attended Harrison University in Barbados and Pembroke College in Cambridge, England, where he graduated with honors in 1953. After graduating from Cambridge, Brathwaite embarked on a journey to Ghana where he worked in Ghana's Ministy of Education for more than ten years. Brathwaite familiarized himself with Ghanaian traditional verse and pre-colonial African myths, which would be influencial to his own writing. Later on, he earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sussex in 1968. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of the West Indies, and New York University. He won the 1994 Neustadt Prize.

  • Trevino L. Brings Plenty

    Trevino L. Brings Plenty is a poet, musician, and multimedia video artist who lives, works, and writes in Portland, Oregon. He has read/performed his work at poetry festivals as far away as Amman, Jordan, and close to his home base at Portland’s Wordstock Festival. In 2015 Trevino was the C. Hamilton Bailey Fellowship recipient

  • Courtney Angela Brkic

    Courtney Angela Brkic (b. 1972) is Croatian American memoirist, short story writer, and academic. Her work has appeared in several prestigious publications, including The New York Times, Utne Reader, and National Geographic. She currently lives outside of Washington, DC, and teaches at George Mason University.

  • Alina Bronsky

    Alina Bronsky (b. 1978) is a German writer.

  • Nathan Brown

    Nathan Brown is a poet, singer-songwriter, and photographer.

  • Andy Brown

    Andy Brown is a poet, critic, and Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at Exeter University.

  • Aaron Brown

    Aaron Brown grew up in Chad and has since lived in various cities across the United States. His work has been published in Transition, Tupelo Quarterly, Portland Review, and Cimarron Review, among others. He is the author of the poetry chapbook Winnower (Wipf & Stock, 2013), has been anthologized in Best New African Poets 2015, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Aaron is an assistant professor of writing at Sterling College in Kansas.

  • Fleda Brown

    Fleda Brown (b. 1944) is an American poet and author.

  • Andrea Bryant

    Andrea Bryant is a PhD candidate (ABD) in German at Georgetown University. Combining insights from critical discourse analysis, critical race theory, and culturally sustaining pedagogy, her dissertation project interrogates how discourses of diversity affect representation and treatment of Blackness in the teaching of German language(s) and literature(s) in the United States.

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    Jeanne Bryner

    Jeanne Bryner was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio. A practicing registered nurse, she is a graduate of Trumbull Memorial’s School of Nursing and Kent State University’s Honors College. She has received writing fellowships from Bucknell University, the Ohio Arts Council (1997, 2007), and Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed in Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky, and Edinburgh, Scotland. With the support of Hiram College’s Center for Literature, Medicine, and Biomedical Humanities, her nursing poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed by Verb Ballets, Cleveland, Ohio. She has a new play, Foxglove Canyon, and her books in print are Breathless, Blind Horse: Poems, Eclipse: Stories, Tenderly Lift Me: Nurses Honored, Celebrated and Remembered, No Matter How Many Windows, The Wedding of Miss Meredith Mouse, and Smoke: Poems, which received an American Journal of Nursing 2012 Book of the Year Award.    

  • Christopher Buckley

    Christopher Buckly is the author of eighteen books of poetry, and the 2009 recipient of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for Rolling the Bones. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at the University of California Riverside.

  • Mark Budman

    Mark Budman ( is a writer, inventor, engineer, translator, interpreter, and photographer. He is the publisher of the flash-fiction magazine Vestal Review and the author of the novel My Life at First Try. Born in the former Soviet Union, he now lives in Boston. 

  • NoViolet Bulawayo

    NoViolet Bulawayo (b. 1981) is a Zimbabwean author. In 2013, her debut novel, We Need New Names, made her the first black African woman and the first Zimbabwean to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It also won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Etisalat Prize for Literature.

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    Nina Bunjevac

    Nina Bunjevac is an illustrator and comic book author. She started her art training in Yugoslavia and then moved to Toronto, Canada.

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    Hisham Bustani

    Hisham Bustani (b. 1975, Amman, Jordan) writes fiction and has three published collections of short fiction: Of Love and Death (2008), The Monotonous Chaos of Existence (2010), and The Perception of Meaning (2012). The German review Inamo has chosen him as one of the Arab world’s emerging and influential new writers, translating one of his stories into German for its special issue on “New Arab Literature” (December 2009, Acclaimed for his contemporary themes, style, and language, he experiments with the boundaries of narration and poetry. He was recently featured in the March/April 2012 issue of Poets & Writers

  • Peter Buwalda

    Peter Buwalda is a Dutch journalist, novelist, and editor at various publishing houses.

  • Rumena Bužarovska

    Rumena Bužarovska is the author of three short-story collections: Čkrtki (Scribbles, 2007), Osmica (Wisdom tooth, Blesok, 2010), and Mojot maž (My husband, 2014). She is a literary translator from English into Macedonian, and her translations include Lewis Carroll, J. M. Coetzee, Truman Capote, and Richard Gwyn. She is assistant professor of American literature at the State University of Skopje in the Republic of Macedonia, where she was born in 1981.

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    James Byrne

    James Byrne is a poet, editor, and translator. His most recent poetry collection is Everything Broken Up Dances (Tupelo, 2015). He is co-editing a publication of new Rohingya poetry and folk songs, out with Arc Publications in July 2019.

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