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  • Felix Haas

    Felix Haas grew up in Berlin and went to graduate school for physics and mathematics. Beside science and languages, he has always had a passion for literature. His writing has appeared in World Literature Today,, and the Fair Observer, among other publications. After years in different European, Northern, and Central American countries, he now lives in Zurich.

  • Barbara Haas

    Barbara Haas’s recent essays appear in The MacGuffin, Still Point Arts Quarterly,, and the Chariton Review. Her nonfiction is forthcoming from Isthmus, Lake Effect, and Delmarva Review.

  • Paavo Haavikko

    Paavo Haavikko (1931-2008) was a Finnish poet and playwright. He published his first collection of poetry in 1951, at the age of twenty. After three more poetry collections, two three-act plays, and two novels, Haavikko's first English-translated piece was published in 1961. He is the laureate of the 1984 Neustadt Prize.

  • Hedy Habra

    Hedy Habra ( is the author of two poetry collections, Tea in Heliopolis (2013), winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award, and Under Brushstrokes (2015), inspired by visual art. Recipient of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, she is also the author of a story collection, Flying Carpets (2013), winner of the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention.

  • Ken Hada

    Ken Hada teaches American literatures at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He has authored six books of poetry, including his latest: Bring an Extry Mule (VAC: Purple Flag Press, 2017). In April 2018, The Oklahoma Center for the Book presented Ken with the Glenda Carlile Distinguished Service Award.

  • Will Hagle

    Will Hagle is a Los Angeles–based writer of fiction, nonfiction, and sketch comedy. His work has appeared in Complex, Noisey, Passion of the Weiss, Vinyl Me, Please, and more. He is currently pursuing an MFA in International Writing and Literary Translation from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and he co-hosts the monthly reading series Dead Rabbits LA. Follow him on Twitter @willydasquid.

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    Óscar Hahn

    Óscar Hahn is one of Chile’s most important poets today and has been the nation’s poet laureate. For years he taught at the University of Iowa. He is known worldwide as a master of the sonnet form. His books include Poetic Sum (1965), Flower of the Enamored (1987), Profane Appearances (2001), and The Communicating Mirrors (2015), from which these two poems are derived.

  • Hussain Haidry

    Hussain Haidry is a poet, screenwriter, and lyricist. He was head of finance at a healthcare company in Kolkata until he left his job and moved to Mumbai to become a full-time writer. He started his career by performing at spoken-word poetry forums in Mumbai such as Kommune, then went on to write lyrics for films like Gurgaon, Qarib Qarib Single, and Mukkabaaz and web series like Chacha Vidhaayak Hai Humaare, Yeh Meri Family, and Tripling. As a screenwriter, he has co-written the Amazon web series Laakhon Mein Ek (season two) and is presently working on the dialogues of the film Takht.

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    Gili Haimovich

    Gili Haimovich is an internationally published poet and translator who writes in both Hebrew and English. She has six volumes of poetry in Hebrew and a collection of poetry in English, Living on a Blank Page. Her work is featured in numerous journals and translated into several languages.

  • Golan Haji

    Golan Haji is a Syrian Kurdish poet and translator who now lives in Paris. His latest poetry collection, A Tree Whose Name I Don’t Know, was published by A Midsummer Night’s Press in 2017. His most recent translation into Arabic is Alberto Manguel’s Stevenson under the Palm Trees (2017)

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    Tehila Hakimi

    Tehila Hakimi is a poet and fiction writer from Israel. Her books include the poetry volume Mahar Na’avod (We’ll work tomorrow) (2014), which received the 2015 Bernstein Prize for Literature, the graphic novel baMayim (In the water) (2016), and the collection of novellas Hevra (Company) (2018). She is the recipient of the 2018 Levi Eshkol Prize for Hebrew Writers and a Fulbright International Writing Program Fellowship at the University of Iowa. Hakimi holds a degree in mechanical engineering.

  • Abdelfattah Ben Hammouda

    Abdelfattah Ben Hammouda is a Tunisian poet who has published ten books of poetry. Many of his poems have been published in journals and periodicals in Arabic as well as in French and Spanish translations. He lives in Tunis, where he works as a newspaper editor and a consultant for Mayara Editions poetry series.

  • Han Shaogong

    Han Shaogong (b. 1953) is one of contemporary China's most critically acclaimed novelists, celebrated for his linguistically sophisticated and inventive novels and essays of modern China. More biographical information is included in Julia Lovell's essay (page 25 of the print or digital edition of WLT).

  • Nathalie Handal

    Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France, and the Arab world. Described by Yusef Kumunyakaa “as one of the most important voices of her generation,” her most recent books include the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award.

  • Muhammad Harbi

    Muhammad Harbi is an Egyptian poet and journalist. He is the senior editor of the cultural and literary sections of Al-Ahram newspaper, a leading Arab daily based in Cairo. Born in a small village in the northern part of the Nile delta in 1961, Harbi moved to Cairo to study journalism and media. He holds a degree in mass communication from Cairo University. Even though he started composing poetry in high school, Harbi emerged as a major published poet later in life, publishing his first collection of poetry at the age of fifty. His poetry has repeatedly been lauded for its deep and reflective connection to the natural world and geo-aesthetic sensibility. Harbi’s published collections include three Arabic books of poetry, “By the Sand as it Seduces,” “Seventeen Years to Catch a Cloud,” and “Upon a Shadow I Trod,” the last of which is the source for these translations. Harbi’s forthcoming work includes three more books of poetry, “Alone, I Set Off with My Book,” “A Diary of a Retired Demon,” and “A Balcony for Seduction.” In addition, Harbi has written and produced numerous documentaries in collaboration with his wife, Maha Shahbah, a journalist and filmmaker.

  • Myronn Hardy

    Myronn Hardy is the author of five books of poems, most recently Radioactive Starlings, published by Princeton University Press. His stories have been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. He is currently working on his first novel.

  • Githa Hariharan

    Born in Coimbatore, India, Githa Hariharan ( is the author of novels, short stories, essays, newspaper articles, and columns. Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night (1992), won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book in 1993. Her most recent book is a collection of her own essays, Almost Home: Cities and Other Places.

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    Joy Harjo

    Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) has published eight books of poetry, including her latest collection, An American Sunrise. She has also published a memoir, Crazy Brave; children’s books including For a Girl Becoming; and the play Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light. She has also produced several award-winning music albums including Winding Through the Milky Way. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and was recently named the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.

  • Kevin Hart

    Australian poet Kevin Hart’s latest verse collection is Barefoot (2017). Other recent collections include Wild Track: New and Selected Poems (2015) and Morning Knowledge (2011). Recent scholarly books include Poetry and Revelation (2017) and Kingdoms of God (2014). He teaches at the University of Virginia.

  • Nariman Hasanzade

    Prominent poet, playwright, and journalist Nariman Hasanzade was born in rural Azerbaijan in 1931. His works address love, Azerbaijani history, folk traditions, the roles of women in society, and the natural world. Author of dozens of poetry collections, in 2005 he received the national lifetime achievement award, “People’s Poet of Azerbaijan.”

  • Shadab Zeest Hashmi

    Shadab Zeest Hashmi, author of Kohl and Chalk and Baker of Tarifa, is the recipient of the San Diego Book Award, the Nazim Hikmet Prize, and multiple Pushcart nominations. She has been published in Prairie Schooner, Poetry International, Asymptote, and other journals worldwide. Her work has been translated into Spanish and Urdu.

  • Rosemary Haskell

    Rosemary Haskell teaches in the English Department at Elon University, with main teaching and scholarly interests in British and world literature. Recent work includes “Plotting Migritude: Variations of the Bildungsroman in Fatou Diome’s Le ventre de l’Atlantique and Celles qui attendent” (South Atlantic Review, Spring 2016). She is editor, with Thomas Arcaro, of Understanding the Global Experience: Becoming a Responsible World Citizen (Pearson, 2010).

  • Tiffany Hawk

    The author of the novel Love Me Anyway, Tiffany Hawk has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times , CNN, NPR, and the Rumpus, among others.

  • Kevin Haworth

    Kevin Haworth is the author of four books, including the essay collection Famous Drownings in Literary History. The director of the low-residency MFA program at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, he is at work on Rutu Modan: War, Love and Secrets, a study of Israel’s leading graphic novelist.

  • Lisa C. Hayden

    Lisa C. Hayden’s translations include Eugene Vodolazkin’s The Aviator, Solovyov and Larionov, and Laurus, which won a Read Russia Prize and was shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, for which her translation of Vadim Levental’s Masha Regina was also a finalist. Lisa’s blog, Lizok’s Bookshelf, focuses on contemporary Russian fiction. 

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    Clemonce Heard

    Clemonce Heard is a New Orleans native. He received a BFA in graphic communications from Northwestern State University and his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University. His work has appeared in Obsidian, Naugatuck Review, Four Way Review, and Opossum, among others, and is forthcoming in Saranac Review.

  • Tobias Hecht

    Tobias Hecht is the author of the ethnographic novel After Life. His book At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil won the Margaret Mead Prize.

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    Allison Hedge Coke

    Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s books include Streaming, Burn, and Effigies III. Her recent awards include the Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellowship, the First Jade Nurtured SiHui Female International Poetry Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. A distinguished professor of creative writing at UC Riverside and a former sharecropper, she has worked fields, factories, waters.

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    Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

    Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s books include The Year of the Rat; Dog Road Woman; Off-Season City Pipe; Blood Run; Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas; Effigies I & II; Rock, Ghost Willow, Deer; Burn; and Streaming. Awards include an American Book Award, a King-Chavez-Parks Award, an NWCA Lifetime Achievement Award, and a 2016 Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellowship. She directs the Literary Sandhill CraneFest in Nebraska and is currently Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

  • Kathleen Heil

    Kathleen Heil’s stories, poems, essays, and translations have appeared in such journals as Guernica, Pear Noir!, Michigan Quarterly Review, Diagram, Gigantic, and The Barcelona Review

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