translating Aleš Šteger
Brian Henry is the author of seven books of poetry: Lessness (Ahsahta, 2011), Wings Without Birds (Salt, 2010), The Stripping Point (Counterpath Press, 2007), Quarantine (Ahsahta, 2006), Graft (New Issues / Western Michigan University Press, 2003), American Incident (Salt, 2002), and Astronaut (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2002). He is the translator of Aleš Šteger's The Book of Things (BOA Editions, 2010), which won the 2011 Best Translated Book Award for poetry, and Tomaž Šalamun's Woods and Chalices (Harcourt, 2008). His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Jacket, and Boston Review. Henry has received numerous awards for his poetry and translations, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and grants from the Howard Foundation and the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the 2008 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, the 2006 Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry, the 2003 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, and the 2001 George Bogin Memorial Award. Henry has served as co-editor of Verse since 1995.
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