Patrick Donnelly is the author of The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003) and Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012), the latter book a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He is an associate editor of Poetry International, director of the annual Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, and teaches at Smith College. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. A Donnelly received a 2014 U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program award. With Stephen D. Miller, Donnelly co-translated the 141 Japanese poems in The Wind from Vulture Peak: The Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Period (Cornell East Asia Series, 2013), and these translations were awarded the 2015-2016 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, from the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University.