Gian Lombardo is Publisher-in-Residence in the Writing, Literature & Publishing Department at Emerson College, where he teaches courses on book and magazine publishing. Gian has had over 30 years of experience in a wide range of publishing environments — trade, association, literary and consumer magazines as well as professional, literary and textbook publishing. He has provided these publishers with editing, design, production and project management services and consulting on a freelance basis. His clients have included Reed Business Information, Ploughshares, Agni, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Boston Society of Civil Engineers and Transitions Abroad. He is also the author of Between Islands, a collection of poems and verse translations (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1984); and five collections of prose poetry — Standing Room, Sky Open Again (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1989 & 1997), Of All the Corners to Forget (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004), Aid & A_Bet (BlazeVOX [books], 2008) and Who Lets Go First (Swamp Press, 2010). His translations include first half of Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la nuit, Eugène Savitzkaya’s Rules of Solitude, Michel Delville’s Third Body and Archestratos’s Gastrology or Life of Pleasure or Study of the Belly or Inquiry Into Dinner. He serves as Contributing Editor for Sentence, a literary journal. Gian also directs Quale Press, which publishes literary works. He has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Trinity College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University.