Peter Filkins is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia University, where he received his M.F.A. in poetry. An Associate Professor in the Division of Languages & Literature at Simon's Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Filkins has translated Ingeborg Bachmann's collected poems, Songs in Flight, which received an Outstanding Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association. In addition he has translated Bachmann's novel fragments, The Book of Franza and Requiem for Fanny Goldmann, as well as a novel by Alois Hotschnig titled Leonardo's Hands. His own poems have appeared in two volumes, What She Knew and After Homer, and his poetry, translations, and reviews, have appeared in The Paris Review, Partisan Review, Poetry, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New Republic, and numerous other publications. He is currently working on a translation of H. G. Adler's novel, Eine Reise, and his new collection of poems will be released by Zephyr Press in 2006.