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  • Raúl Tola

    Raúl Tola is a Peruvian journalist and fiction writer who lives between Lima and Madrid. His novel Flores amarillas (2013) was reviewed in the November 2014 issue of WLT.

  • Natalia Toledo

    Natalia Toledo has written four books of poetry and two of prose, all bilingual (Zapotec/Spanish). She has read her poetry in Latin America and the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Her work as a jewelry and clothing designer and chef reiterates the lively imagery of her poetry.

  • Svetlana Tomić

    Svetlana Tomić is an associate professor in the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Alfa BK University, Serbia. She has authored five scholarly monographs, edited six books, and published two books of poems. For her first poetry book she received the Serbian Literary Youth Organization publication award for a manuscript. Her main research interests are in the institutionalized public knowledge of nineteenth-century Serbian literature, research methodologies in closed societies, hidden history, women’s writings, the formation of a women’s elite in the Balkans, and post-Yugoslav literature.

  • Andrea Tompa

    Andrea Tompa (b. 1971) is a novelist and theater critic based in Budapest. She edits the leading theater journal Színház (Theater) and is a member of the Széchenyi Literary and Arts Academy. Her fourth novel, Haza (Home), was published in June 2020. “Tongue in Mouth” is an excerpt from it.

  • Martín Tonalmeyotl

    Martín [Jacinto Meza] Tonalmeyotl is a Nahua poet, fiction writer, teacher, translator, radio host, and columnist who has dedicated his career to the anthologization, destigmatization, and greater circulation of underrepresented languages native to Mexico and, more recently, the greater Americas. A trained linguist, his master’s thesis was the first to formally document the morphology and phonology of Atzacoaloya Náhuatl, the variant in which he writes; he has been a professor at various universities in Mexico, at work training a new generation of speakers. He is on the editorial board of Nueva York Poetry Review Press, where he oversees the publication of texts written in indigenous languages. Additionally, he is editor of the series Xochitlájtoli (Círculo de Poesía), a regular column of contemporary poetry written in Mexico’s indigenous languages, and Brasiliana, a series dedicated to those of Latin America more broadly appearing trilingually in the original, Spanish, and Portuguese (Philos). He is compiler of the anthology Xochitlajtoli: Poesía contemporánea en lenguas originarias de México (Círculo de Poesía, 2019), the first to be selected and edited by a member of an indigenous community rather than a scholar from the outside, and the first to include the authors’ own unmediated translations into Spanish. An enormous undertaking including thirty-one authors in sixteen languages, Xochitlajtoli is one of the most significant recent scholarly achievements in hemispheric American poetry. Tonalmeyotl has also compiled an anthology of all female-identified poets writing in Náhuatl as well as a several-hundred-page long, three-volume historical survey of Nahuatl writing. His bilingual collections, which present self-translations from regional Atzacoaloya Náhuatl into Spanish en face alongside the original, include Tlalkatsajtsilistle / Ritual de los olvidados (Jaguar Ediciones, Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Puebla, 2016), Nosentlalilxochitlajtol / Antología personal (Asociación de Escritores de México, Colección Colores Primarios, 2017), and Istitsin ueyeatsintle / Uña mar (Cisnegro, 2019).

  • Khal Torabully

    Khal Torabully, from Mauritius, is a prizewinning poet, essayist, film director, and semiologist. Author of some twenty-five books, he coined the term “coolitude” to give voice to indentured workers, imbuing the term with dignity and pride. Torabully’s linguistic acrobatics (wordplay and neologisms) serve to heighten the seriousness of his themes.

  • Tomas Tranströmer

    Tomas Tranströmer (born 15 April 1931 in Stockholm) is a Swedish writer, poet and translator, who has sold thousands of volumes in his native country, and whose poetry has been translated into over sixty languages. He has published ten volumes of poetry in Swedish, from 17 dikter (17 Poems; 1954) to For levande och doda (1989; Eng. "For Living and Dead"). He won the 1990 Neustadt Prize.

  • Roberta Trapè

    Roberta Trapè is an honorary fellow of the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, where she lectured in Italian studies for five years. She works extensively on the theme of Australian travel to Italy in contemporary Australian fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She has written on notions of space in narrating history and examined travel ideals of Italy in food in North American films.

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    Mark Tredinnick

    Mark Tredinnick is a poet, nature writer, and essayist. The winner in 2011 of the Montreal Poetry Prize and in 2012 of the Cardiff Poetry Prize, he is the editor of Australian Love Poems and the author of Australia’s Wild Weather, The Blue Plateau, Fire Diary, and eight other books. His new book of poems, Bluewren Cantos, will appear in early 2014. He is a founding member of the Kangaloon Group of Concerned Artists and Scholars. Read more at his website

  • Ilija Trojanow

    Ilija Trojanow (b. 1965) has lived in Nairobi, Munich, Bombay, and Cape Town. Today he resides in Vienna. He has received numerous literary awards, including the 2006 Leipzig Book Fair Prize for his novel Der Weltensammler, later translated into English as The Collector of Worlds, as well as the 2009 Prize of the Literature Houses. Several of his other books have also been translated into English, including Along the Ganges and, more recently, The Lamentations of Zeno.

  • William Trowbridge

    William Trowbridge’s latest collection, Oldguy: Superhero—The Complete Collection, was published in September by Red Hen Press. His other collections are Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. His poems have appeared in more than forty anthologies and textbooks as well as on The Writer’s Almanac, An American Life in Poetry, and in such periodicals as Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Georgia Review, Boulevard, Southern Review, Plume, Columbia, Rattle, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, and New Letters. He lives in the Kansas City area and teaches in the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in Writing Program. He was poet laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016.

  • James Tar Tsaaior

    James Tsaaior, an Associate Professor, is the chair of the Mass Media and Writing Department, School of Media and Communication, Pan-African University, Lagos, and Director of Academic Planning at the university, where he teaches creative writing and media studies. He was a visiting research fellow, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, UK.

  • Aleksandra Tsibulia

    Aleksandra Tsibulia is a poet and literary critic based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her first book, Puteshestvie na krai krovi (Journey to the edge of blood), was published in 2014 and won the Arkady Dragomoschenko Award for young authors writing poetry in Russian. She works at the Hermitage Museum.

  • John Turnbull

    Since 2003 John Turnbull has edited The Global Game (, a website of world soccer culture. He is coeditor of The Global Game: Writers on Soccer (2008) and lives in Atlanta. His Pushcart Prize–nominated essay "Alone in the Woods: The Literary Landscape of Soccer's 'Last Defender'" appeared in the July 2010 issue of WLT.

  • Frederick Turner

    Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, was educated at Oxford University. Poet, critic, translator, philosopher, former editor of The Kenyon Review, he has authored over thirty books, including The Culture of Hope, Genesis, Hadean Eclogues, Shakespeare’s Twenty-First Century Economics, Paradise, Natural Religion, Epic, and Two Ghost Poems. He has been nominated internationally over eighty times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • Alison Turner

    Alison Turner has an MA in comparative literature from the University of Alberta and an MFA in fiction from Bennington College. She has volunteered at various refugee resettlement agencies in Denver. 

  • Matthew Turner

    Matthew Turner was born in Greytown, New Zealand, in 1961. After graduating from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, he spent a year studying Japanese language and culture at Nagoya University as a Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholar. He was later awarded a second Monbusho Scholarship to conduct postgraduate research at Keio University. He has lived, worked, and traveled widely in Japan.

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