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  • Gunter Silva

    Gunter Silva has published a collection of short stories, Crónicas de Londres (2012), and a novel, Pasos Pesados (2016). He studied law and political science at the Universidad Católica de Santa María in Peru and holds a BA in arts and humanities and also completed an MA in creative writing at the University of Westminster.

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    Kevin Simmonds

    Kevin Simmonds is a poet and musician originally from New Orleans. His full-length collections include Mad for Meat and Bend to It, the edited anthology Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality, and, most recently, the chapbook The Noh of Dorian Corey. He lives in San Francisco.

  • Sam Simmons

    Sam Simmons is a writer from San Jose, California. He is currently a senior at the University of California, Santa Cruz, majoring in literature.

  • Cecilia Simon

    Cecilia Simon is a junior at the University of Oklahoma. She is studying psychology and pre-medicine, with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to attend the OU College of Medicine and become a pediatric psychiatrist.

  • Photo by Alba Simon

    Daniel Simon

    Daniel Simon is a poet, essayist, translator, and WLT’s assistant director and editor in chief. His previous book, the edited volume Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867–2017, won a 2018 Nebraska Book Award. His most recent edited collection, Dispatches from the Republic of Letters: 50 Years of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, was published by Deep Vellum’s Phoneme imprint in fall 2020.

  • Kedarnath Singh

    Kedarnath Singh (1934–2018) was a poet, critic, and essayist of Hindi literature. He received the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honor, in 2013. His anthologies include Abhi Bilkul Abhi, Yahan Se Dekho, Zameen Pak Rahi hai, Akaal Mein Saaras, and Bagh.

  • Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

    Kalpna Singh-Chitnis is the author of Bare Soul and three collections of verse in Hindi. Her work is widely published and translated into many languages.

  • Leonardo Sinisgalli

    Leonardo Sinisgalli (1908–81) was an Italian poet and art critic active from the 1930s to the 1970s. He was born in Montemurro, Basilicata, and studied engineering and mathematics in Rome. After completing his engineering degree in 1932, he moved to Milan where he worked as an architect and graphic artist. He was a close friend of the poet Giuseppe Ungaretti and painter Scipione. He worked on architecture and graphic-design projects in Milan. Sinisgalli's writing focused on themes from ancenstral southern Italian myths, the conflicts of existentialism and realism, and the scientific culture of the day. Sinisgalli founded and managed the magazine Civiltà delle Macchine (1953–59). He also created two documentaries that consecutively won awards at the Biennale di Venezia and edited radio broadcasting programs. He died in Rome in 1981. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

  • Gianni Skaragas

    Gianni Skaragas is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. His English work includes Prime Numbers (2009) and, most recently, The Lady of Ro and Other Stories. His awards and fellowships include honors from organizations in the US and Europe and the Copper Nickel Editors’ Prize in Prose (University of Colorado, 2018). His most recent contribution to WLT, “The History of Grains,” appeared in the September 2017 issue.

  • Jake Skeets

    Jake Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born for Water’s Edge. He is Diné and holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a winner of the 2018 Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize. His debut collection, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, was selected by Kathy Fagan for Milkweed as a winner for the 2018 National Poetry Series. He currently teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.

  • Josef Škvorecký

    Josef Škvorecký (1924-2012) was a writer and publisher. After receiveing his PhD in Philosophy, Škvorecký began to write novels, which were banned by the Communist government in Czechoslovakia. Many of his works espoused democratic ideals that threatened the state of the government, but his novels helped to usher in the Prague Spring in 1968. When the Russian army invaded Czechoslovakia that same year, Škvorecký and his wife found asylum in Canada, where the pair founded a publishing house that emphasized the publication of banned Czech and Slovak books. Škvorecký remained in Canada for the remainder of his life. He won the 1980 Neustadt Prize.

  • Scott Slovic

    Scott Slovic served as the founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) from 1992 to 1995, and since 1995 he has edited ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. After teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno, for seventeen years, he became professor of literature and environment at the University of Idaho in 2012. The author, editor, or coeditor of twenty books in the field of ecocriticism and environmental literature, his most recent publication is Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism, which he coedited with Indian scholars Swarnalatha Rangarajan and Vidya Sarveswaran. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, Japan, and China, and he frequently lectures and teaches in far-flung regions of the world.

  • Megan Smith

    Megan Smith is a WLT intern.

  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith is a WLT intern studying writing at the University of Oklahoma. She hopes to someday write a book high school students will be forced to read. When she isn’t writing, she serves as a volunteer barista in a nonprofit campus corner coffee shop. 

  • Brian Sneeden

    Brian Sneeden’s first collection of poems, Last City, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press (2018). His poems and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and translations of his poetry have been published in Greek, Albanian, and Serbian. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s collection, Homerica, is forthcoming from the inaugural series of World Poetry Books (2017).

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    Andrés Felipe Solano

    Andrés Felipe Solano (b. 1977, Bogotá) is the author of two novels, Sálvame, Joe Louis (2007) and Los hermanos Cuervo (2012). In 2008 he was a finalist for the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano Prize for his report “Six Months on Minimum Wage,” which was included in Lo mejor del periodismo en América Latina (2009).

    In 2010 Granta selected him for inclusion in its list of twenty-two “Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists.”

  • Lindantonella Solano Mendoza

    Lindantonella Solano Mendoza (b. 1975) is a Wayuu poet, psychologist, educator, and human rights leader in Guajira, Colombia. Author of the poetry collection Kashi de 7 eneros desde el vientre de Süchiimma (2009), she has founded several organizations to support arts, civic action, mental health, and human rights, and has won numerous awards for her literary and activist work.

  • Photo: Víctor Mendiola

    Milena Solot

    Milena Solot has been published in Asymptote Journal, Words Without Borders, and other journals. Born in Mexico City, Solot now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, where she’s presently working on a novel, a satire with a female protagonist, for which she’s been awarded the Jóvenes Creadores grant by FONCA, the National Fund for Culture and Arts.

  • Jieun Song

    Jieun Song is an intern at WLT and undergraduate at the University of Oklahoma studying English and Japanese. In her free time she enjoys translating song lyrics, video games, and long naps.

  • Chris Song

    Chris Song is executive director of the International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong. He won Extraordinary Mention in the Nosside World Poetry Prize from Italy (2013), and he is a recipient of the Young Artist Award in Literary Arts presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

  • Thammika Songkaeo

    Thammika Songkaeo is a Thai writer living in Singapore. An MFA student in nonfiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts, she is working on her first book of essays, on family and isolation, as well as a novel on solitude. Thammika is a graduate of Bread Loaf in Sicily, Williams College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, and the Japanese Language School at Middlebury College.

  • Carlos Soto-Román

    Carlos Soto Román (Valparaiso, Chile) is a pharmacist, poet, and translator. He holds a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published in Chile: La Marcha de los Quiltros (1999), Haikú Minero (2007), Cambio y Fuera (2009), and 11 (2017). He resided in Philadelphia, PA, where he was a member of the New Philadelphia Poets, student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, and also was a MacDowell fellow. In the United States he published: Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), Chile Project: [Re-Classified] (Gauss PDF, 2013), The Exit Strategy (Belladonna, 2014), Alternative Set of Procedures (Corollary Press, 2014) and Bluff (Commune Editions, 2018). As a translator he has published Do or DIY: Autoedición, Apropiación, Recontextualización y Plagio (Das Kapital, 2013), Bart by Ron Silliman (Cuadro de Tiza, 2014), coffee coffee by Aram Saroyan (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2015), Patriotismo by Ryan Eckes (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2015), Por favor, no más poesía by Derek Beaulieu (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2017), Ciudad Santuario (Das Kapital, 2017) and Diario de Perversidades (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2017), both by Frank Sherlock, and the first translation into Spanish of Charles Reznikoff’s Holocaust (forthcoming 2018). He also was the curator of the cooperative anthology of US poetry Elective Affinities.

  • Yorgos Soukoulis

    Yorgos Soukoulis was born in 1932 in the Corinthian Arvanit mountain village of Agios Yiannis. After an early life as a shepherd, he joined the Greek air force, retiring in the 1980s with the rank of air marshal. He began writing at the age of seventy, exclusively in Arvanitika. English translations of his poetry have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation

  • Rokiatou Soumaré

    Rokiatou Soumaré is a PhD candidate in francophone sub-Saharan literature at the University of Oklahoma, where she is currently writing her dissertation on Alain Mabanckou’s work. Prior to enrolling at OU, she graduated from the University of Perpignan, France, with a bachelor’s in city planning and a master’s in tourism and hospitality management.

  • Maria Luisa Spaziani

    Maria Luisa Spaziani (b. 1924) is from Turin and has had a long and distinguished literary career. As well as two volumes of fiction and various critical studies of French literature and theater, she has published some eighteen volumes of poetry, including Le acque del sabato (1954), Il gong (1962), Utilità della memoria (1966), L'occhio del cyclone (1970), Transito con catene (1977), Geometria del disordine (1981), La stella del libero arbitrio (1986), I fasti dell'ortica (1996), La traversata dell'oasi (2002), and La luna è già alta (2006). "La gloria," the poem translated here, is from La stella del libero arbitrio.

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    Linda Stack-Nelson

    Linda Stack-Nelson is a WLT intern studying English literature at the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, she plans to work in publishing and looks forward to increasing her book-buying budget.

  • Kim Stafford

    Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared (Trinity University Press). He serves as the literary executor for the Estate of William Stafford.

  • Jonathan Stalling

    Jonathan Stalling is Deputy Editor in Chief of Chinese Literature Today magazine and editor of the CLT Book Series at the University of Oklahoma Press. He is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, specializing in American, Chinese, and transpacific poetry and poetics. He is the author of Poetics of EmptinessGrotto Heaven, and Yíngēlìshī; is a co-editor of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition; and the translator of Winter Sun: Poetry by Shi Zhi.

  • Skyler Stanley

    Skyler Stanley is a WLT intern with a fascination for coffee, pugs, and superheroes. She hopes to continue on in the publishing field after graduation. 

  • Julian Stannard

    Julian Stannard's third collection is The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli (Salmon, 2011), which includes the three poems featured here and completes a trilogy of works about the city of Genoa and its environs. Having taught at the University of Genoa for many years, he now teaches creative writing and English at the University of Winchester (UK). His work appears in the TLS, The Spectator, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Ambit, Guardian, PN Review, Poetry Wales, Resine (Italy), and Nuova Corrente (Italy). He is the author of The Poetic Achievements of Donald Davie and Charles Tomlinson: Expanding Vision, Voice and Rhythm in Late Twentieth-Century English Poetry (Edwin Mellen Press, 2010). He won the Troubadour Poetry Prize in 2010. Copyright © 2011 by Julian Stannard

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