Jonas Zdanys, a bilingual poet and translator, is the author of forty-six books. Forty-two of those are collections of poetry, written in English or in Lithuanian, and translations of Lithuanian poetry and fiction into English. He has received a number of prizes, book awards, writing and travel grants, and public recognitions for his poetry and for his translations. He has taught at the State University of New York and at Yale University, where he also held a number of administrative positions and was a Scholar-in-Residence in the Yale Center for Russian and East European Studies. He served for more than a decade as the state of Connecticut’s Chief Academic Officer and is currently Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Sacred Heart University, where he teaches courses on modern poetry and directs the program in creative writing.