Known for his many translations, editorial work, and writings, Willis Barnstone has a long career featuring teaching, travel, translation, and numerous awards. Born in Lewiston, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin, the Sorbonne, SOAS, Columbia University, and Yale, Barnstone taught in Greece at the end of the civil war (1949-51), in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War, and during the Cultural Revolution he went to China where he was later a Fulbright Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-1985). Former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, he is distinguished professor emeritus of Comparative Literature and Spanish at Indiana University. A Guggenheim fellow, he has also received the NEA, NEH, ACLS, Emily Dickinson Award of the PSA, Auden Award of NY Council on the Arts, Midland Authors Award, four Book of the Month selections, and four Pulitzer nominations. His work has appeared in APR, Harper's, NYRB, Paris Review, Poetry, New Yorker, TLS. Recent books are Life Watch (BOA), Poetics of Translation (Yale), Ancient Greek Lyrics (Indiana) and Restored New Testament (Norton), and The Gnostic Bible (Shambhala), Stickball on 88th Street (Red Hen Press), Dawn Cafe? in Paris (Sheep Meadow Press), The Poems of Jesus Christ (WW Norton) and Poets of the Bible: from King Solomons Song of Songs to Revelation, (WW Norton).