The Literary Magazine of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Author: Willis Barnstone
Willis Barnstone, born in Lewiston, Maine (1927), and educated at Bowdoin, the. Sorbonne, SOAS, Columbia and Yale PhD, taught in Greece at the end of the civil war (1949-1951), in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War, and during the Cultural Revolution he went to China where he was later a Fulbright Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-1985). Former O’Connor Professor of Greek and Latin at Colgate University, he is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Spanish at Indiana University.
A Guggenheim fellow, he has also received the NEA, NEH, ACLS, Emily Dickinson Award of the PSA, Auden Award of NY Council on the Arts, Midland Authors Award, four Book of the Month selections, and four Pulitzer nominations. His work has appeared in APR, Harper’s, NYRB, Paris Review, Poetry, New Yorker, TLS. Some of his 90 books are The Poems of Antonio Machado:, Life Watch (BOA), Poetics of Translation (Yale), Ancient Greek Lyrics (Indiana), Restored New Testament (WWNorton), and The Gnostic Bible (Shambhala). Recent books are Stickball on 88th Street (Red Hen Press), Dawn Café in Paris (Sheep Meadow Press), and The Poems of Jesus Christ/from The Restored New Testament (WW Norton), Poets of the Bible (WW Norton), and Mexico in My Heart: Selected Poems (Carcanet).