Judith Roitman and Stanely Lombardo

Judith Roitman is a poet and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas. Her poetry has appeared in First Intensity, Spectaculum, Black Spring, Bird Dog, Locus Point, and 31 (an unbound chapbook anthology). Her first chapbook, The stress of meaning: variations on a line of Susan Howe, was published in 1997 by Standing Stones Press; her second chapbook, Diamond Notebooks, was published in 1998 by nominative press collective; and her third chapbook, Slippage, was published in 1999 by Potes and Poets Press. Her book No Face: Selected and New was published in 2008 by First Intensity Press. A chapbook (actually, a bunch of unbound cards) Ku: a thumb book is forthcoming from Crane's Bill Books. Roitman is also the guiding teacher of the Kansas Zen Center.


Stanely Lombardo is Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas, where he teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, classical mythology, and Greek literature and culture. His translations include Homer's Iliad (the recipient of the Byron Caldwell Book Award) and Odyssey; Hesiod's Works and Days and Theogony (the recipient of a National Translation Center Award); and Poems and Fragments by Sappho. He is known for performance as well as translation, and has given dramatic readings from his translations of the Iliad and Odyssey on campuses throughout the United States, at the Smithsonian Institution, at the Chicago Poetry Center, and on National Public Radio and C-SPAN. His performances of his translations of Iliad and Odyssey are available as audiobooks through Parmenides Publishing. He is also a Zen Master and the guiding teacher of Zen Centers in Arkansas and Indiana. He is editor and coeditor of three of Zen Master Seung Sahn's books, Bone of Space, Only Don't Know, and Ten Gates.