Polina Mackay is, with Oliver Harris, the founder of the EBSN. Polina is Assistant Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Nicosia. Her book on female Beat writers, The Aesthetics, Gender and Feminism of the Beat Women, is forthcoming from Routledge. She has also published articles on Burroughs, the most recent of which appears in Naked Lunch @ 50: Anniversary Essays (Southern Illinois UP, 2009). She is the co-editor of Authorship in Context: From the Theoretical to the Material (Palgrave, 2007) and Kathy Acker and Transnationalism (Cambridge Scholars, 2009). Her latest collaboration, the co-edited book The Cambridge Companion to H.D., was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Polina has also published work on contemporary American women authors, including Bharati Mukherjee and Diane Glancy.