David Hinton is a poet and a translator. His translations from Chinese include Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology, The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-yun, Mencius, The Analects of Confucius, Chuang Tzu: Inner Chapters, Forms of Distance by Bei Dao, The Selected Poems of T’ao Ch’ien, and The Selected Poems of Tu Fu. In 1997 he was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his three volumes published in 1996: The Selected Poems of Lí Po and Bei Dao’s Landscape Over Zero, and The Late Poems of Meng Chiao. His other recent honors include fellowships from the Witter Bynner Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His debut collection of poetry, Desert, will be published in July. He lives in Calais, Vermont.