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Brian Henry

Brian Henry is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Permanent State (Threadsuns, 2020), and the prose book Things Are Completely Simple: Poetry and Translation (Parlor, 2022). His translation of Tomaž Šalamun’s Kiss the Eyes of Peace: Selected Poems 1964-2014 is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2024. He also has translated Aleš Debeljak’s Smugglers (BOA Editions, 2015) and six books by Aleš Šteger, most recently Burning Tongues: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2022). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a grant from the Howard Foundation, the Best Translated Book Award in poetry (2011), and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award (2003).