Henry Israeli’s poetry collections include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002), Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010), and god’s breath hovering across the waters, forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2016. He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). He has been awarded fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council on the Arts, and elsewhere. His poetry and translations have appeared in numerous journals including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, Grand Street, The Literary Review, Tin House, Fence, and Verse as well as several anthologies. Henry Israeli is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books (www.saturnaliabooks.com). He is Asst. Teaching Professor of English and Associate Director of the Certificate in Writing and Publishing Program at Drexel University.