Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Translator
Publications & Prizes
2015 The ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) National Translation Award in Poetry for Breathturn into Timestead by Paul Celan 2013 The MLA Aldo & Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature. 2011 NEA Translation grant. 2005 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation 2003 Berlin Prize Fellowship, The American Academy in Berlin. 1999 NEA Translation grant. 1996 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature (with Jerome Rothenberg). 1994 PEN Center USA West Award for Translation (with Jerome Rothenberg). Faculty Research Award Program grant, SUNY-Albany 1993 & 1997. Fonds Culturel National (Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg) writer's grant, 1987. Centre National des Lettres (France) translator's grant, 1983. The 1975 Fel's Literary Award (via CCLM) to the editors of SIXPACK. CCLM grant to SIXPACK magazine, 1975.