Barbara Montefalcone has a PhD in American Studies from the University of Lyon II. She specializes in the relationship between art and literature through the tradition of artist’s books. She is the author of The Eye and the Company: Robert Creeley’s Collaborations, a PhD thesis which was partly written under the supervision of Robert Creeley. She has published articles on american poetry and art in international journals and most recently, she has authored “‘Entering the Edges’: Visual and Verbal Landscapes in Robert Creeley’s Collaborations” (in Reflective Landscapes of the Anglophone Countries, 2011). She is currently co-editing a volume issued form the international symposium Collaboration and the Artist’s Book: A Transatlantic Perspective. Barbara Montefalcone is Chair of the Liberal Studies Department at Paris College of Art and works as a consultant for the Terra Foundation for American Art Europe.