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    Mandakini Pachauri

    Mandakini Pachauri is an Indian poet writing in English. She lives in Vienna and is currently pursuing the Pan-European MFA at Cedar Crest College.

  • Ben Packham

    Ben Packham lives in Sydney, Australia, working as an accountant. In his spare time, he indulges his hobbies of photography, woodworking, and riding his motorbike. He spent a year living and working in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with the United Nations between 2011 and 2012.

  • Deena Padayachee

    Deena Padayachee is a native of Durban, South Africa, and works as a medical doctor in an Apartheid-era township in the city. During Apartheid, when the publishing of such tales was virtually impossible in the mainstream South African magazines, his short stories were published mainly in New York (Short Story International). During Apartheid, he published a book of prose poems called A Voice from the Cauldron (1987). His prizewinning book, What’s Love Got to Do with It? was prescribed for Kwa Zulu Natal matric students in 2004. His short stories have been widely anthologized.

  • Leonardo Padura

    The 2012 winner of Cuba’s National Prize for Literature, Leonardo Padura is perhaps best known for his Havana Quartet detective series. Writing from the house where he was born, near Havana, Padura has authored several novels as well as short fiction and essays. The English translation of El hombre que amaba a los perros (The Man Who Loved Dogs), forthcoming in December, will be Padura’s first U.S. publication.

  • Alexandra Pagán Vélez

    Alexandra Pagán Vélez is the author of the story collections El diccionario y el Capitán (2010), Amargo (2014, 2018), Eneida y Martín: dos coquíes muy distintos (2018), Horror-REAL (2017, 2020), and Relatos de domingos (2014). She has also published the poetry collections Del Alzheimer y otros demonios (2014) and Cuando era niña hablaba como niña (2014).

  • Novia Pagone

    Novia Pagone is a visiting assistant professor of Spanish at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Her current research focuses on questions of mediation and female political subjectivity during twentieth-century political transitions in the literature and journalism of Spain and Argentina. Her general research and teaching interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century Spanish and Catalan literature, journalism, and film.

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    Tom Paine

    Tom Paine’s story “Oppenheimer Beach” appeared in the November 2012 issue of WLT. His poetry is upcoming or published in The Nation, Glasgow Review of Books, Volt, Fence, Blackbox Manifold (Cambridge), The Common, Epiphany, Green Mountain Review, Forklift, Tinderbox, Hunger Mountain, Hotel Amerika, Gulf Stream, Tampa Review, and elsewhere. Stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New England Review, The Boston Review, Best New Southern Stories, The O. Henry Awards and twice in the Pushcart Prize anthology. He has won fellowships from Sewanee, Yaddo, and Bread Loaf and written for Francis Ford Coppola. His first collection, Scar Vegas (Harcourt), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway finalist. A graduate of Princeton and the Columbia MFA program, he is an associate professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire ([email protected]).

  • Frank Paino

    Frank Paino’s poems have appeared in a variety of literary publications, including North American Review, Briar Cliff Review, and Lake Effect. He has received a Pushcart Prize, the Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature, and a 2016 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. His third book, Obscura, is forthcoming from Orison Books in 2020.

  • Thomas Palakeel

    A bilingual writer in English and Malayalam, Thomas Palakeel teaches creative writing and English Renaissance literature at Bradley University, in Peoria, Illinois.

  • Lynn E. Palermo

    Lynn E. Palermo’s translations, some in collaboration with Catherine Zobal Dent, have appeared in journals including Kenyon Review Online, Exchanges Literary Journal, and World Literature Today. In 2015 Palermo and Dent were awarded a French Voices Award for their co-translation, Destiny’s Repairman, by Cyrille Fleischman.

  • Stephanie Papa

    Stephanie Papa is a poet and translator living in Paris, France. She is the poetry co-editor of Paris Lit Up literary magazine and holds an MFA in poetry from the Pan-European program. Her work has been published in World Literature Today, Niche, NOON, great weather for media, Four Chambers Press, and more.

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    Nii Ayikwei Parkes

    Winner of multiple international awards including Ghana’s ACRAG award and France’s Prix Laure Bataillon, Nii Ayikwei Parkes is the author of Tail of the Blue Bird (novel) and The Makings of You (poetry). He is currently working on a crowd-funded collection of short stories, The City Will Love You (2018).

  • Ella Parsons

    Ella Parsons is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She will continue her studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She aspires to pursue epidemiology research while continuing to document her adventures in global health and remaining a poet on the side.

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    Keija Parssinen

    Keija Parssinen is the author of the novels The Ruins of Us, which received the Michener-Copernicus Award, and The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, which earned an Alex Award from the American Library Association. She is currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Kenyon College.

  • Elise Paschen

    Elise Paschen is a member of the Osage Nation. She is the author of The Nightlife (forthcoming), Bestiary, and Infidelities (Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize winner). Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including the New Yorker and Poetry. Co-editor of Poetry Speaks and Poetry in Motion, she teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

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    Edward Pasewicz

    Edward Pasewicz is a Polish poet and composer born in 1971. A Buddhist, he is the author of six books of poetry, including Verses for Róy Filipowicz (2004), th (2005), Songs of Henry Berryman (2006) (after John Berryman’s Dream Songs), Death in a Darkroom (2007), Fine! Fine! (2008), and Bertolt Brecht’s Palace (2011). Since 2010 he has lived in Kraków, where he is director of the performance space Scena 21.

  • Abdulla Pashew

    Arguably the most popular living Kurdish poet, Abdulla Pashew draws audiences in the thousands when he gives readings. In addition to his eight volumes of poetry, Pashew is a prolific translator, fluent in Russian and English, responsible for bringing Whitman and Pushkin to Kurdish readership. He holds a master’s degree in pedagogy and a doctorate in philology.

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    Mara Pastor

    Mara Pastor is a leading Puerto Rican poet, editor, and scholar. Pastor is the author of several collections of poetry, including Natal Debt, translated by María José Giménez and Anna Rosenwong, which was selected for the 2020 Ambroggio Prize, given by the Academy of American Poets, and is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press. She is an associate professor of Spanish at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce.

  • Anna Paterson

    Anna Paterson, an ex-neuroscientist, is now a writer and an award-winning translator from the Germanic languages into English. Her own writing has focused on the relationship between literature and politics. Her most recently published translations are The Chosen Ones, by Steve Sem-Sandberg, and two photo-biographies of the prime minister of Sweden, Olof Palme, and of the secretary general of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld.

  • J. R. Patterson

    J.R. Patterson was born on a cattle and grain farm in rural Manitoba, Canada. He has worked as a farm laborer, factory worker, and writer. He has written for a variety of international publications, including National GeographicLiterary Review of Canada, and the LARB.

  • James Patterson

    James Patterson was born on a cattle and grain farm in rural Manitoba, Canada. He has worked as a farm laborer, factory worker, and writer. His fiction was longlisted for the 2016 CBC Short Story Contest. His essays can be found in Maisonneuve and Overland.

  • Octavio Paz

    Octavio Paz (1914-1988) was born and raised in Mixcoac, a present-day part of Mexico City. His family supported Emiliano Zapata, and after his assassination, were forced into exile in the United States. Paz was only nineteen years of age when he published his first collection of poetry, entitled Luna Silvestre (Wild Moon). Throughout his career, Paz founded two literary journals,Barandal (1932) and Taller (1938). In 1945 he began working as a diplomat for the Mexican government, and traveled to such places as Paris, Tokyo, Geneva, and Mumbai. His travels influenced much of his work, and he published many of his books while working abroad.

  • Edmundo Paz-Soldán

    Edmundo Paz-Soldán (b. Bolivia, 1967) is a novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and editor. His work has won multiple awards, including the Premio Nacional de Novela (Bolivia). He is Professor of Latin American Literature and Chair of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Paz-Soldán nominated Mario Vargas Llosa for the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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    Sigal Naor Perelman

    Sigal Naor Perelman (b. 1968) is a literary scholar and editor, founder and co-director of the Derech Ruach organization for the promotion of the study of the humanities in Israel, and teaches in the Department of Jewish History at Haifa University. She has published two research books on Natan Zach and Noah Stern. Her first volume of poetry, Machluta, was published in 2020.

  • Matthew Perkins

    Matthew Perkins is a British fiction and nonfiction writer with an MA in Japanese studies. His work includes a translation of “October Fūrin,” by award-winning playwright Sachi Tanioka, and documentary scripts on the culture and history of Japan.

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    Sasenarine Persaud

    Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books of fiction and poetry. He defines his aesthetics as Yogic Realism. His most recent book is Love in a Time of Technology (2014). Persaud’s next book, Monsoon on the Fingers of God, will be published in 2018. He lives in Florida.

  • Sylvia Petter

    Sylvia Petter, an Australian now based in Vienna, writes short, long, serious, sexy, and fun. Her debut novel, All the Beautiful Liars (2020), was published by Lightning Books, UK, as an e-book and released in paperback in 2021. Her novelette in flash, Winds of Change, is published by Flo Do Books.

  • A. G. Pettet

    A. G. Pettet has published in journals, anthologies, and magazines around the world, including Australia, the UK, US, Canada, and India. His first collection, Melancholy’s Midnight Wandering, was published in 1996, and his second collection, Improvised Dirges: New & Selected Poems, was published in 2015 by Bareknuckle Books. Pettet was co-editor, with Brentley Frazer, of the Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2015, which was included in The Australian newspaper’s Best Books of 2015, and the Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2016. He was the assistant director of the Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997 to 2000 and has presented at a number of other festivals.

  • Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris

    Nicole Peyrafitte and Pierre Joris have been collaborators in life and art for more than a quarter-century now and residents of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, for the last twelve years. They are presently working on Domopoetics-Karstic Action, an installation-performance.

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    Aimee Phan

    Aimee Phan is the author of a novel, The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, and a collection of interlinked stories, We Should Never Meet, which was named a Notable Book by the Kiryama Prize in fiction and a finalist for the 2005 Asian American Literary Awards. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and now teaches in the MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program at California College of the Arts.

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