Marvin VICTOR (fiction writer, filmmaker; Haiti) has worked on a number of documentaries, shorts and feature-length films, including the 2009 adaptation of Kathy Acker's novel Kathy Goes To Haiti, and taught creative writing courses for Fondation Culture Création. In 2011 he has published the novel Corps mêlés (Gallimard, Paris), and his short fiction has been included in the collection Hasdf Haiti Noir; earlier, his articles have appeared in the magazine Conjonction.
Millicent GRAHAM. A recipient of two Calabash International Literary Festival Scholarships, Graham has also won the 2004 Jamaica Observers Annual Literary Award for Poetry. Her work has been published in The Caribbean Writer Volume 17; Bearing Witness, and Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters; her first collection of poems, The Damp in Things , was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2009. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.
On 5/24/20, the US Embassy in Moscow celebrated Joseph Brodsky's 80th birthday with a collage of American poets reading his birthday poem "May 24, 1980" in the poet's self-translation. Chris Merrill, one of Brodsky's students, is among the readers.