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Stanley H. Barkan, the poet/translator/editor/publisher of the Cross-Cultural Review Series of World Literature and Art, has, till 2011, his 45th anniversary year, produced some 400 titles in 55 different languages. His own work has been translated into 25 different languages, and published in 15 collections, several of them bilingual (Bulgarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian). In 2006, He was invited to be the first solo featured poet at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales, by Peter Thabit Jones, poet/editor of The Seventh Quarry. He lives with his artist wife, Bebe, in Merrick, Long Island, near his son and daughter and five grandchildren. www.cross-culturalcommunications.com Profile: www.thedrunkenboat.com (Summer 2002 Issue) Video: www.Poetryvlog.com Reviews: www.thepedestalmagazine (Apr 21-Jun 21, 2010, Issue 57, Reviews) Interview: http://poetrywriting.org/Sketchbook7-1JanFeb2012/Skechbook_71_JanFeb_2012_Global_Correspondent_Helen_Bar-Lev_Snow_and_Voices_Activiies.htm Link: IMMAGINE&POESIA
Stony Brook, NY
Kevin Clouther was born in Boston and grew up on Cape Cod and in South Florida. His debut story collection, We Were Flying to Chicago, was published in May. Booklist starred its review, and the book received positive coverage from The Iowa City Press-Citizen, Heavy Feather Review, Kirkus, LitReactor, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Publishers Weekly, The Toronto Star, and David Abrams at Book Riot. His stories have appeared in The Baltimore Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Madison Review, Natural Bridge, and Puerto Del Sol, and he recently contributed essays to The Millions, NPR, Poets & Writers, and Tin House's "Art of the Sentence." He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he completed his thesis under Marilynne Robinson and won the Richard Yates Fiction Award for best short story. He has worked on the staffs of The Iowa Review and Meridian and served as Fiction Editor of The Virginia Literary Review. He teaches creative writing at Stony Brook University, where he coordinates the reading series, and Johns Hopkins. He lives in Floral Park, New York, with his wife and two children.