Derek Mong is the author of Other Romes, forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in 2011. From 2008 – 2010 he held the Axton Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Louisville, and he has previously been the Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His poetry, translations, and prose have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Cream City Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in San Francisco where they are co-translating the Russian poet Maxim Amelin. In the fall he will begin a PhD in English Literature at Stanford. More of his work is available on his website, www.derekmong.com.