PIOTR SOMMER has written numerous books in Polish, including a selected poems Po ciemku tez. His poetry has been translated into many languages. He has also published two books of essays, as well as translations of American, English, and Irish verse into Polish. His books in English are Things to Translate, Continued, and Overdoing It. He has taught at several American universities and has been awarded numerous prizes and fellowships. He lives outside of Warsaw, Poland.