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  • Henk Rossouw

    Henk Rossouw is from Cape Town, South Africa. His debut, Xamissa, published by Fordham University Press in 2018, won the Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize. The African Poetry Book Fund included his chapbook The Water Archives in Tano, the 2018 New-Generation African Poets box set. Poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Massachusetts Review, and Boston Review, among other places.

  • Henriette Rostrup

    Henriette Rostrup is a Danish writer of both adult and children’s fiction. Her novel A Year of Funerals (2015) was longlisted for the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016 and chosen as Aller Favorite in 2016. Her graphic novel The Lake was nominated for best debut in the Ping Prize for 2018. Her short story “The Final Chapter” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

  • Jacques Roubaud

    Jacques Roubaud (b. 1932) became a member of the oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature) group in 1966 and was nominated by Marcel Bénabou for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2008. His most recent book to be translated into English is Mathematics: A Novel (2012).

  • Adam Rovner

    Adam Rovner ( is an associate professor of English and Jewish literature at the University of Denver. His articles, essays, translations, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications. His narrative history of the Territorialist movement, In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands before Israel, was published by NYU Press in 2014.

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    Tomasz Różycki

    Tomasz Różycki rose to both critical and popular prominence as an important voice of his generation in Poland when his fifth book, Twelve Stations, won the Kościelski Prize in 2004. Różycki was first introduced to anglophone readers with Mira Rosenthal’s translation of a selected poems, followed by his sonnet collection Colonies, which won the 2014 Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.

  • Aaron Rudolph

    Aaron Rudolph is an instructor of composition at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He authored the collection Sacred Things (Bridge Burner’s Publishing, 2002) and has poems in the anthologies Two Southwests (Visual Arts Collective, 2008) and Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me (Mongrel Empire Press, 2010).

  • Jonathan Ruppin

    Jonathan Ruppin (@tintiddle) is the web editor at Foyles Bookshop (

  • Brandon Rushton

    Brandon Rushton’s poems appear in Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Bennington Review, CutBank, Sonora Review, and Passages North among other journals. In 2016 he was the winner of both the Gulf Coast Prize and the Ninth Letter Award for Poetry. In 2017 he served as the Theodore Roethke Fellow at the Marshall Fredericks Museum. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives and writes in Charleston, South Carolina, and teaches writing at the College of Charleston.

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    Michał Rusinek

    Michał Rusinek (b. 1972) is a lecturer in literary theory, rhetoric, and creative writing at Jagiellonian University as well as the translator of many books for children (by such writers as A. A. Milne and J. M. Barrie) and adults (including Edward Gorey). He writes essays, limericks, short stories, radio plays, television scripts, and song lyrics. He was secretary to the Nobel Prize–winning poet Wisława Szymborska and runs the literary foundation named for her.