JACQUES ROUBAUD, the author of many volumes of poetry and novels, is among France's leading contemporary poets. An active member of Oulipo, he imparts a rigor to his poetry that's always lively and always rooted in real life. He has been extensively translated into English by Rosmarie Waldrop and others, including The Plurality of Worlds of Lewis (1995) Hortence in Exile (1992) The Great Fire of London (1991).
ELENI SIKELIANOS is a poet and translator based in Boulder, Colorado. Her book The Monster Lives of Boys & Girls won the National Poetry Series and was published in 2003. She teaches at the University of Denver.