James Reidel

is a poet, translator, editor, and biographer.  Over the years, he has published poems in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TriQuarterly, Verse, The New Criterion, Ploughshares, Conjunctions, DMQ Review, The Adirondack Review, and The Battersea Review.  Black Lawrence Press brought out his first collection of verse, My Window Seat for Arlena Twigg, in 2006, and, more recently, his new chapbook, Jim’s Book (2013).  He is the author of Vanished Act: The Life and Art of Weldon Kees (University of Nebraska Press, 2003), the definitive and only biography of Kees.  His translations include Thomas Bernhard’s poetry cycles, In Hora Mortis and Under the Iron of the Moon, which were published as a single volume by Princeton University Press and was later selected by PEN as one of its 2007 translation prize finalists.