Keith Waldrop is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, and has translated the work of Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Edmond Jabes, among others. In 2009 he won the National Book Award for Transcendental Studies, a trilogy of collage poems. With his wife Rosmarie Waldrop, he co-edits Burning Deck Press. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and teaches at Brown University. The French government has named him Chevalier des arts et des lettres.