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  • Sergio Mansilla Torres

    Sergio Mansilla Torres was born in Achao, Chiloé, Chile in 1958. He received his PhD in Spanish from the University of Washington; he is a tenured professor at the Southern University of Chile in Valdivia. Mansilla has published ten books of poetry, including Quercún (Los Libros del Taller, 2019).

  • Soledad Marambio

    Soledad Marambio is a Chilean poet and translator. She received her PhD from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and works at the University of Bergen’s Aging Project. Chintungo: The Story of Someone Else, a selection of her poems, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2018.

  • Salgado Maranhão

    Salgado Maranhão has won numerous Brazilian poetry prizes, including the Prêmio Jabuti twice. In addition to fourteen books of poetry, he has written song lyrics and made recordings with leading Brazilian musicians. His two books in the US are Blood of the Sun (2012) and Tiger Fur (2015).

  • Kyle Margerum

    Kyle Margerum is a WLT intern and the editor in chief of The Oklahoma Daily.

  • Kai Maristed

    Kai Maristed is a novelist (Broken Ground, a Berlin story), playwright, and translator. Her short work has appeared in Agni, Ploughshares, and other journals, and is forthcoming in Five Points.

  • William Marling

    William Marling is Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University. His sixth book, Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s, has just been released by Oxford University Press. Twice a Fulbright professor (Spain, Austria), he has been Said Chair at American University of Beirut, the Drake Chair at Kobe College Japan, and the French Ministry of Education Professor at Université d’Avignon twice.

  • Eduard Màrquez

    Eduard Màrquez published two books of poetry in Spanish before writing Zugzwang (1995), his first work in Catalan and the source of the fiction that appears above. Other excerpts from Zugzwang have appeared in such magazines as Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, and Chicago Review. He has continued writing in Catalan, publishing another collection of short fiction, twelve children’s books, and four novels. His 2006 novel, La decisió de Brandes (Brandes’s decision), won several Catalan prizes, including the Premi de la Critica. 

  • Hendrik Marsman

    Hendrik Marsman, one of the most important Dutch poets of the twentieth-century, was also an influential critic and editor. His work reflects an abiding fascination with classical European culture. Born in 1899, he died in 1940 while trying to escape to England after the outbreak of World War II. 

  • Andrew Martino

    Andrew Martino (@apmartino) is dean of the Glenda Chatham and Robert G. Clarke Honors College at Salisbury University. He recently took part in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program and has been a longtime reviewer for WLT.

  • M. Elise Marubbio

    M. Elise Marubbio is an associate professor at Augsburg College (Minneapolis). Her first book, Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film, won the Peter C. Rollins Book Award. She will give a keynote talk at the Native Crossroads film festival at the University of Oklahoma (March 5–7). She will give a keynote talk at the 2015 Native Crossroads film festival at the University of Oklahoma (March 5–7).

  • Salman Masalha

    Born in 1953 in al-Maghar, an Arab town in the Galilee, Salman Masalha has lived in Jerusalem since 1972 and holds a PhD in in classical Arabic literature from the Hebrew University. He writes in both Arabic and Hebrew and translates into both languages. The author of eight volumes of poetry, his articles, columns, poems, and translations have appeared in newspapers, journals, and anthologies in both languages as well as in various others. Some of his poems have been performed to music and recorded by Israeli, Palestinian, European, and American musicians.

  • Irina Mashinski

    Irina Mashinski is the author of nine books of poetry in Russian. Her work has been translated into several languages and has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, both in Russia and in the West. She is co-editor of The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry (Penguin Classics, 2015) as well as co-founder (with the late Oleg Woolf) and editor in chief of the StoSvet literary project.

  • Nkateko Masinga

    Nkateko Masinga is a South African doctor and writer. She is a 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency, a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, and a Golden Key Scholar. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018. Her most recent chapbook, psalm for chrysanthemums, was selected by the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books for publication in the 2020 New-Generation African Poets box set.

  • Matt Mason

    Matt Mason has a Pushcart Prize and two Nebraska Book Awards; was a finalist for the position of Nebraska State Poet; and organizes poetry programming for the State Department. His most recent book, The Baby That Ate Cincinnati, was released by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2013.

  • John Mateer

    John Mateer was born in South Africa and lives in Australia. He has published several collections, the most recent of which are Ex-White: South African Poems (2009), The West: Australian Poems 1989–2009 (2010), and Southern Barbarians (2011), a volume on the vestiges of the Portuguese empire. To read more about Southern Barbarians, visit At present he is working on a book of poems about the idea of "the Moor."

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    Khaled Mattawa

    Khaled Mattawa is the author of five volumes of poetry, most recently Mare Nostrum (2019; see WLT, Winter 2020, 91). A MacArthur Fellow, he teaches at the University of Michigan and edits Michigan Quarterly Review.

  • Michael Mattes

    Michael Mattes’s stories have been published in the Santa Monica Review, Northwest Review, and West Branch, among others.

  • Melinda Mátyus

    Melinda Mátyus (b. 1970) is a theater critic and author of fiction, writing in Hungarian and based in Romania. Her deeply original voice has garnered significant recognition and catapulted her to some of the most important literary platforms, including Látó, Litera, Jelenkor,, Pannon Tükör, and she was awarded the Látó Award for fiction in December 2020.

  • Kit Maude

    Translator Kit Maude lives in Buenos Aires. 

  • Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

    Ngwatilo Mawiyoo’s new research explores the homes and lives of families in rural Kenya. She plans to release a book of poems on the subject in 2012, to follow her critically acclaimed first collection, Blue Mothertongue (2010), which explored similar ideas as they manifest in Nairobi and the African diaspora. In performance she often collaborates with musicians and other artists; exploring their potential to “tell” poetry in an aesthetic she dubs “Puesic” [pew-zik].

  • Babak Mazloumi

    Babak Mazloumi is an Iranian literary translator and critic. He has translated works by Robert Coover, Dave Eggers, Steven Galloway, Ismail Kadare, and many other writers into Persian. His critical essays have appeared in both Iranian and American journals. He is currently a PhD candidate in comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, working at the intersection of literary theory and translation studies.

  • Miha Mazzini

    Miha Mazzini is the author of twenty-nine books in nine languages. His short stories have been published in many anthologies, including the 2011 Pushcart Prize anthology. Also a screenwriter and film director, Mazzini wrote the screenplays for two award-winning feature films.

  • Victoria McArtor

    A former adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa, Victoria McArtor ( holds an MFA from Oklahoma State University, is a luxury residential mortgage loan officer, and co-founded MUSED. Organization, a poetry and collaborative arts nonprofit in Oklahoma and California. Her book of poems, Reverse Selfie, is coming soon.

  • Olivia McCourry

    Olivia McCourry is a journalist from Norman, Oklahoma. She has interned for both World Literature Today and Oklahoma Today and recently graduated with a master of science degree from Columbia University.

  • Gretchen McCullough

    Gretchen McCullough is a senior instructor at the American University in Cairo. Her bilingual book of short stories in English and Arabic, Three Stories from Cairo, translated with Mohamed Metwalli, was published in 2011. A story collection, Shahrazad’s Tooth, was published in 2013. Her translations have appeared in WLT.

  • Tyler McElroy

    Tyler McElroy graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in English in 2019. He enjoys reading, listening to music, and writing in his spare time. He intends to make a career out of his love for the written word and is usually busy planning his next big adventure.

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    Stephanie McKenzie

    Stephanie McKenzie has published four books of poetry, three of them with Salmon Poetry (Cliffs of Moher, Ireland). To write her most recent collection, Bow’s Haunt: The Gusle’s Lessons (2018), McKenzie traveled to Serbia and lived there to study the gusle, an instrument that is integral to epic poetry. She is professor in the English Programme, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

  • Alexandra McManus

    Alexandra McManus is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma studying communications with minors in editing and publishing as well as sociology. She has served as a nonfiction editor for the Tulsa Review and as a culture reporter for the OU Daily.

  • Dan Taulapapa McMullin

    Dan Taulapapa McMullin is an artist and poet from American Samoa. His recent book of poems, Coconut Milk (University of Arizona Press, 2013), was on the American Library Association’s Rainbow List Top Ten Books of the Year. His current projects include Aue Away, an art installation commissioned by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and 100 Tikis, an art appropriation video addressing the intersection of tiki kitsch and indigenous sovereignty.

  • Kat Meads

    Kat Meads is the author of six previous novels, two essay collections, and several books of poetry and short fiction. Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and the Midwest. She contributed to WLT’s “Writing the Great Recession” issue devoted to the global working class, guest-edited by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, and an excerpt from her novel Miss Jane: The Lost Years is available here.

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