Instructor for Spring 2016: Karl Kirchwey

Karl Kirchwey is Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. He is the author of six books of poems (most recently Mount Lebanon, 2011) and also a translation of Paul Verlaine’s first book  as Poems Under Saturn (2011).  He is currently translating poems by Italian poet Giovanni Giudici (1924-2011). His version of the Alcestis of Euripides entitled Airdales & Cipher received the inaugural Paris Review Prize for Poetic Drama. He has also translated poetry from Spanish and German. His poems and translations have been anthologized in works including Twentieth Century Latin American Poetry: a Bilingual Anthology (1996), Twentieth Century Poems on the Gospels: an Anthology (1996), and After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1995). His new manuscript is Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems.