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  • 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.



  • Geoffrey Philp

    Born in Jamaica in 1958, Geoffrey Philp has published one novel, five volumes of poetry, a short-story collection, two children’s books, and a play. His work is represented in nearly every anthology of Caribbean literature, and his blog (www.geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com) is read all over the world. He has lived in Miami since the mid-1970s and has a master’s degree from the University of Miami. A professor at Miami Dade College since 1979, he is now chair of the College Preparatory Department.

    Philp won The Caribbean Writer’s first poetry chapbook contest in 1990. Other awards include an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Arts Council, an artist-in-residence at the Seaside Institute, the Sauza Stay Pure Award, the Canute Brodhurst Prize (fiction) and the Daily News Prize (poetry) from The Caribbean Writer, two James Michener fellowships from the University of Miami, and the coveted Outstanding Writer Prize from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission.

    Writing in the Small Axe literary salon, Jennifer Marshall has remarked on the “cultural smorgasbord of references to historical and contemporary events” found in his writing.” The critic and poet Carrol B. Fleming has compared his poetry to early work by Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, noting that Philp’s “poems wander through bedrooms and along the waterfronts of that perceptive land accessible only to poets.” 



  • Dustin Pickering

    A critic, reviewer, essayist, musician, and visual artist, Dustin Pickering is editor-in-chief of Harbinger Asylum and founder of Transcendent Zero Press.



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    Kerri Pierce

    Kerri Pierce has translated fiction and nonfiction from seven languages. Her translation of The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am, by Kjersti A. Skmosvold, was a finalist for the International Dublin Literary Award.


  • Sasha Pimentel

    Sasha Pimentel is the author of For Want of Water (2017), winner of the National Poetry Series, and Insides She Swallowed (2010), winner of the American Book Award. Her poems and essays have appeared in the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, ESPN, American Poetry Review, and Literary Hub. She is an associate professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, on the border of Ciudad Juárez, México.



  • Irma Pineda

    Irma Pineda, a poet and translator, has published five bilingual volumes of poetry including: Xilase Nisado’ Nostalgias del mar (Nostalgias of the sea) and Ndaani’ Gueela’ En el Vientre de la Noche (In the night’s belly). She has received grants to continue her work from foundations in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.



  • Carlos Pintado

    Carlos Pintado is a Cuban American writer, playwright, and award-winning poet. His book Habitación a oscuras received the prestigious Sant Jordi’s International Prize for Poetry, and his book El azar y los tesoros was one of the finalists for Spain’s Adonais Prize. In 2014 Pintado was awarded the Paz Prize for Poetry for his new book, Nine coins / Nueve monedas, given by the National Poetry Series published by Akashic Books. He is a juror for the 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.


  • Andrew Piper

    Andrew Piper is a professor at McGill University and author of Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (Chicago).



  • Kevin M. F. Platt

    Kevin M. F. Platt is chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. He works on Russian poetry, representations of Russian history, Russian historiography, and history and memory in Russia. His most recent book is Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths (Cornell University Press, 2011). He also edited and contributed translations to Modernist Archaist: Selected Poems by Osip Mandelstam (Whale and Star, 2008).



  • Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza

    Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza (b. 1962, Caracas) is a poet and essayist. He has published various books of poetry and literary scholarship, and he received the Premio Hispanoamericano de Poesía Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in 1999. Cuidados intensivos (2014) is his latest verse collection.



  • Marianna Pogosyan

    Born in Armenia and raised in Japan, Marianna Pogosyan has spent her life on different continents and in different languages. Her fiction explores the human psyche under the weight of multiple cultures and its resulting aftermath on one of the most basic of our desires: belonging. Currently, Marianna lives in the Netherlands where she consults international executives and their families in all matters of psychological adaptation to a life far from home. She is the author of Psychology Today’s “Between Cultures” blog.



  • Joanna Pollakówna

    Joanna Pollakówna (1939–2002) was a Polish poet, essayist, art historian, and children’s book author. She published twelve volumes of poetry and eight books about painting. She specialized in twentieth-century Polish painters and Italian Renaissance masters, and was particularly interested in the literary output of painters. Several of her poetic volumes were awarded prestigious prizes.



  • Jason S. Polley

    Jason S. Polley teaches comics, literary journalism, experimental criticism, and Indian English fiction at Hong Kong Baptist University. His publications include the books refrain and cemetery miss you



  • Karl Pollin-Dubois

    Karl Pollin-Dubois teaches French and comparative literature at the University of Tulsa. The author of Alfred Jarry: L’Expérimentation du singulier (2014), his research focuses mainly on the notions of affect and trance as they are depicted both in literature and cinema.



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    Felipe Restrepo Pombo

    Felipe Restrepo Pombo (b. 1978, Bogotá) is a journalist, editor, and author. In 2017 he was included in the Bogotá39 list of the best Latin American writers under forty, organized by the Hay Festival every decade. He is the author of the novel The Art of Vanishing; three collections of journalistic profiles; and a biography of the painter Francis Bacon. His work has been translated into English, French, and German. He is the editor behind the books The Sorrows of Mexico and Crónica: The Best Narrative Journalism in Latin America. He was the Latin American editor of Esquire and the editor in chief of Gatopardo magazine in Mexico City. He teaches narrative journalism at several universities throughout the continent. He is a columnist at El País and the Washington Post.



  • Francis Ponge

    Francis Ponge (1899-1988) is a French essayist and poet. He was born in Montpellier and studied at the world-renowned Sorbonne. His first poems were published as early as 1923, and it would be through these publications that he introduced his distinct poetic style. His style of prose poetry (he often refered to this style as proêms) features meticulous descriptions of natural, everyday objects in lyric prose form. He is the laureate of the 1974 Neustadt Prize.



  • Elena Poniatowska

    Elena Poniatowska is the 2014 recipient of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize. One of Mexico’s leading journalists and authors, and a nominee for the 2012 Neustadt Prize, Poniatowska’s work focuses on the disenfranchised.



  • Jacquelyn Pope

    Jacquelyn Pope’s first collection of poems, Watermark, was published by Marsh Hawk Press; Hungerpots, her translation of the Dutch poet Hester Knibbe, was published by Eyewear. She is the recipient of a 2015 NEA Translation Fellowship and a 2012 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant. She recently translated four poems by Elisabeth Eybers and three by Hendrik Marsman for WLT.


  • Chad W. Post

    Chad W. Post is the director of Open Letter Books and managing editor of Three Percent, a blog and review site that promotes literature in translation and is home to both the Translation Database and the Best Translated Book Awards. His articles and book reviews have appeared in a range of publications including The Believer, Publishing Perspectives, the Wall Street Journal culture blog, and Quarterly Conversation.



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    Ashutosh Potdar

    Ashutosh Potdar is an Indian playwright, poet, short-story writer, and scholar writing in Marathi and English. He is associate professor of drama and literature at FLAME University, Pune.


  • Lili Potpara

    Lili Potpara is a Slovenian writer and translator. She studied English and French at the University of Ljubljana. She has translated numerous works into both Slovenian and English, and her short fiction has been published in a variety of Slovenian magazines. She has published two collections of short stories. Her first, Zgodbe na dušek (Bottoms up stories), won the Prize for Best Literary Debut from the Professional Association of Publishers and Booksellers of Slovenia in 2002.



  • Jason Poudrier

    Jason Poudrier is an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has authored two poetry collections, Red Fields (Mongrel Empire Press, 2012) and a chapbook, In the Rubble at Our Feet (Rose Rock Press, 2011). In 2013 Red Fields was awarded the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal, short-listed for the Hoffer Grand Prize, and awarded an honorable mention in the poetry category. Poudrier has been selected twice to participate in the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library’s Healing Through the Humanities event.



  • Susan Power

    Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux. She’s the author of The Grass Dancer (PEN/Hemingway prizewinner), Roofwalker, and Sacred Wilderness. Her most recent fellowships include a Loft McKnight Fellowship for 2015–16 and a Native Arts & Cultures Fellowship for 2016–17. 


  • Robert Powers

    Robert Powers has an MFA in fiction from Purdue University and will be starting a PhD at Florida State University in fall 2018. His fiction has been published in Glimmer Train, among other journals. He is currently working on a novel-in-stories set in contemporary China.


  • J. L. Powers

    J. L. Powers (jlpowers.net) is the award-winning author of three novels for young adults (The Confessional, This Thing Called the Future, and Amina) and is editor of an anthology of personal essays, That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone. She is editor of The Pirate Tree: Social Justice and Children’s Literature (thepiratetree.com) and co-collaborator of Mother, Writer, Mentor (motherwritermentor.com). She teaches English and creative writing at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. 


  • Gerald Prince

    Gerald Prince is Professor of Romance Languages and chair of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many articles and reviews and of several books, including A Dictionary of Narratology and Guide du roman de langue française: 1901–1950.



  • Nicholas Pritchard

    Nicholas Pritchard is a writer living in London. His articles can be found at Caña, Jewish Renaissance, WLT, and elsewhere.


  • Tatyana Prokhorova

    Tatyana Prokhorova is a full-time professor in the Department of Russian Literature at Kazan Federal University. An author of two monographs and a large number of essays on different aspects of Russian literature and drama, she is also a lecturer in Russian studies. Both authors are involved in comparative studies and have published several works together.



  • Rain Prud’homme-Cranford

    Rain Prud’homme-Cranford (Goméz) is a “FAT-tastic IndigeNerd” who won the First Book Award Poetry from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas for Smoked Mullet Cornbread Crawdad Memory (MEP 2012). She is an assistant professor of Indigenous literature in the Department of English and affiliated faculty in the International Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Calgary. 


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