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Charles Bernstein’s books include Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School), new in 2008; Girly Man (University of Chicago Press), now in paperback; Shadowtime (Green Integer), libretto for an opera on Benjamin; Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (Sun & Moor Press), Content's Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (Northwestern), and Controlling Interests (Roof). He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. More info:

Roberto Cignoni Buenos Aires, 1953. He has published the following volumes of poetry: "Margen Puro" (1982), "Resplandores" (1985), "28 poemas" (1987), "Nevada y Estrella"" (1992) y "Ceros de la lengua" (2001). In 1989, he founded, with Carlos Estévez, "Paralengua: la ohtra poesía", a transformational space dedicated to the investigation and development of experimental poetry. Between 1990 and 1994, he co-directed with Jorge Perednik the literary journal "Xul, signo viejo y nuevo". He is also a contributor to the journals "Tsé-tsé" y "Tokonoma".

Sergio De Matteo was born in Santa Rosa (La Pampa) in 1969. In 1992, he directed the radio program "En busca del tiempo perdido, in 1996, "Musica de canerias", in 2007/08, "El estado de las cosas (broadcast on different local FM stations), and, in 2008, the daily column, "Somos lo que buscamos (on National Radio). He has recorded Soles violentos (1995); Absurdo / Absoluto (1996); y los libros Ozono (1997); Criatura de mediación (2005); El prójimo: pieza maestra de mi universo (ensayos, 2006), Diario de navegación (2007). He is a founding member of the artistic collective “Patria de arena” and “Grupo de la neurona poseída”, which sponsor works of cultural intervention. He is the editor of the journalMuseo Salvaje. He has organized numerous cultural events conference participants and Argentine poets and foreigners, among others, "Encuentro Interregional de Productores Culturales" and "Jornada Canto Quetral. La poesia de Juan Carlos Bustriazo Ortiz." Along with Carlos Juarez Aldazabal, he belongs to El Suri Profiado Ediciones ( and the journal La Costurerita. He collaborates in research, anthologies, and national and foreign journals.

Roland Greene writes on early modern culture, especially the literatures of England, Latin Europe, and the transatlantic world, and on poetry and poetics from the sixteenth century to the present. He is now completing a book about the early modern cultural semantics of five words-blood, invention, language, resistance, and world-across several languages and societies; writing a polemical book on the procedure of close reading; and overseeing an editorial project, the new edition of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. He is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University.

Susana Haydu holds a Master's degree from the University of Buenos Aires, where she worked with Jorge Luis Borges as his research assistant in the department of English and American Literature. Later she obtained her PH.D. from Yale University, where she taught courses on Writing and Latin American Literature and Poetry.( 1989-2000) and is currently research affiliate. She has published critical essays, translations and interviews in SUR, Revista Iberoamericana, Revista de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, and the Revista Hispanica Moderna. Her book on Alejandra Pizarnik: evolucion de un lenguaje poetico was published in 1995 by the O.A.S. She is the co-editor of the on-line literary magazine Ciberletras (

Kathryn A. Kopple holds a Ph.D. in Latin American literature. She has published translations and essays of poets and writers from Latin America in literary reviews, journals and anthologies in the United States and England. She lives and writes in the Philadelphia area.

Reinaldo Laddaga is an Associate Professor in the Department of Romance
Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. His latests books are Estética de
la emergencia. La formación de otra cultura de las artes (Esthetics of
emergency. The formation of another culture of the arts, 2006), Espectáculos de
realidad. Ensayo sobre la narrativa latinoamericana de las últimas dos décadas
(Reality shows. An essay on Latin American narrative of the last two decades,
2007), and Tres vidas secretas: John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Osama bin
Laden (Three secret lives: John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Osama bin Laden,

Ernesto Livon-Grosman specializes in Latin American poetics, travel literature and film. He is currently working on an anthology of 500 years of Latin American Poetry in translation to be published by Oxford University Press. He also has several ongoing digitalization projects, among them Ailleurs, a journal on poetics and visual arts published in Paris by the Uruguayan poet Carmelo Arden Quin during the early 1960s. The digitalization of Ailleurs is part of a larger project designed to make available, through the web, out of print South American journals dedicated to experimental writing. The first example of these efforts is XUL Digital, a public project made possible thanks to O’Neill Library and Boston College. In addition, Professor Livon-Grosman has just finished his first documentary, Cartoneros, a film about the social and cultural implications of the massive informal recycling that takes place every day in his native Buenos Aires.

Jorge Santiago Perednik was born in Buenos Aires en 1952. He founded and edited the literary journals "XUL. Signo viejo y nuevo" and "Deriva de la literatura". He was the Director of the Advanced Studies Program in Poetry at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is the recipient of the Beca de Actualización Externa from the National Foundation of the Arts. He has published numerous books of poetry: Los mil micos (1979), El cuerpo del horror (1981), El shock de los lender (1985), Un pedazo del año (1986), El fin del no (1991), Variaciones padin (1996), La desconocida - Circo macedonista sobre "Adriana Buenos Aires" (1998), El gran derrapador (2002), El todo, la parte (México, 2005) and La querella de los gustos (2006). He has also published books of essays and Spanish translations of English-speaking writers, including John Milton, Jonathan Swift, e.e. cummings, William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson. His video-poems include En busca de letras perdidas and Escrito en el baño.

Dr. Susan Romano Sued is a distinguished professor of aesthetic and critical modern literary theory at the National University of Cordoba. She is a researcher in advanced studies at Conicet and her work as a poet, narrator, psychoanalytical dramaturge, and translator is well known. Principal Areas of Investigation: aesthetic theory, literary translation, and poetry. She is also the Director of the multilateral and interdisciplinary program "Aesthetics", which is based in the Center of Advanced Studies at the Executive Branch of Conicet at the National University of Cordoba. She is the Director of the international project: "Expoesia en contextos globales". She has taught as a professor or visiting researcher at universities in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, the United States, Spain, France, and Germany. Her work has been translated into numerous languages and she has published in prestigious journals and contributed to books with a national and international focus. She recently received the Lucien Freud Essay Prize (May 2007) and the Bernardo Houssay al Investigador Consolidado (November 2007). Recent publications include: Consuelo de Lenguaje, Problemáticas de Traducción, 2da. Edición. Alción, Córdoba 2007, El Meridiano (poemario), 2da. edición, Alción, Córdoba 2007, PROCEDIMIENTO, Memoria de la Perla y la Ribera (novela), El emporio, Córdoba 2007.

James Sherry is the author of 11 books of poetry and prose. His new book, Sorry: Environmental Poetics, is forthcoming in 2009 from Factory School. He is the editor/publisher of Roof Books and founder of the Segue Foundation. He lives in New York with his wife, Deborah, and son, Ben.