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Patrick Donnelly is the author of Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012) and The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press). He is Director of the Advanced Seminar at The Frost Place, a poetry conference center at Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, and an Associate Editor of Poetry International. He has taught writing at Colby College, the Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and elsewhere. He is a 2008 recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His poems have appeared in many journals, including American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Massachusetts Review.

Stephen D. Miller is Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; among the courses he teaches is “Asian Homosexualities in Film and Literature,” which covers material from Japan, China, Korea and India. He is translator of A Pilgrim’s Guide to Forty-Six Temples (Weatherhill Inc., 1990), and editor of Partings at Dawn: An Anthology of Japanese Gay Literature (Gay Sunshine Press, 1996). He lived in Japan for nine years between 1980 and 1999, in part as the recipient of two Japan Foundation fellowships for research abroad. He was a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and is the author of The Wind from Vulture Peak: Origins of Buddhist Poetry in the Japanese Court Tradition.

Together, Donnelly and Miller translate classical Japanese poetry and drama; their translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Bateau, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Circumference, The Drunken Boat, eXchanges, Inquiring Mind, Kyoto Journal, Metamorphoses, New Plains Review, Noon: The Journal of the Short Poem, Poetry International and Translations and Transformations: the Heike Monogatari in Nō.

Patrick Donnelly (left) and Stephen D. Miller