Rosmarie Waldrop, poet, translator, and editor, has been a force in American poetry for forty years. Waldrop is coeditor and publisher of Burning Deck Press, as well as the author or coauthor of over 17 books of poetry, two novels, and three books of criticism. She has received numerous awards and fellowships and was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. She was elected to the American academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006 and received the PEN Award for Poetry Translation for her translation of Ulf Stolterfoht’s book Lingos I – IX in 2008. Her most recent work is Driven to Abstraction, published by New Directions in 2010.