was born in the Bronx, New York. He has published one full–length collection of poems, A Fortune in Gold (Gradiva, 2000), and two poetry chapbooks, Antibodies (1997) and The Egg Shape (1972). He has also published translations of nine modern and contemporary Italian poets, including: Luigi Fontanella (The Transparent Life and Other Poems, 2000); Franco Buffoni (The Shadow of Mount Rosa, 2002); Paolo Valesio (Every Afternoon Can Make the World Stand Still, 2002); Maura Del Serra (Infinite Present, 2002, with Emanuel di Pasquale); and Ljuba Merlina Bortolani (The Siege, 2002). In January 2002, his terza rima translation of Dante’s Inferno was published by W. W. Norton & Co. His awards are numerous. He lives with his wife in Bellows Falls, Vermont.