RALPH ANGEL is the author of four books of poetry: Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems 1986–2006 (2007 PEN USA Poetry Award), Twice Removed, Neither World (James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets), and Anxious Latitudes; as well as a translation of Federico García Lorca’s Poema del cante jondo / Poem of the Deep Song. His poems have appeared in scores of magazines and anthologies, both here and abroad, and recent literary awards include a gift from the Elgin Cox Trust, a Pushcart Prize, a Gertrude Stein Award, the Willis Barnstone Poetry Translation Prize, a Fulbright Foundation fellowship, and the Bess Hokin Award of the Modern Poetry Association. Mr. Angel is Edith R. White Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Univ. of Redlands. Originally from Seattle, he lives in Los Angeles.