Martha Ronk and Paul Vangelisti
Martha Ronk has published 11 books of poetry, most recently the photography-focused Ocular Proof (Omnidawn, 2016), Transfer of Qualities, prose poems (named to long list for the National Book Award) and National Poetry Series selection Vertigo, indebted to W.G. Sebald. Her most recent chapbook, Familiar/Unfamiliar (Magra Books, 2017), addresses Los Angeles. Recent poems appear in Volt, Lana Turner and Conjunctions. She lives in Los Angeles.
Paul Vangelisti has published more than 30 books of poetry and is a noted translator from Italian. In 2015 he edited Amiri Baraka’s S.O.S.: Poems 1961 – 2013, for Atlantic-Grove, and in the same year his book of sonnets, Solitude, appeared in a bilingual edition in Italy. In 2016 a new collection of poems, Border Music, was published by Talisman House. His translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961 – 1992, received the Academy of American Poets translation prize in 2010. Vangelisti lives and works in Los Angeles.