David Hinton is a writer and translator who has produced a body of work exploring the weave of consciousness and landscape. Hinton’s new book of poems is Desert. Earlier books of poetry include The Wilds of Poetry, the epic map-poem Fossil Sky, and many translations from classical Chinese. These translations have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary texts that convey the literary texture and philosophical density of the originals. Hinton has won many national awards, including most recently a lifetime achievement award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. You can read more about his work at davidhinton.net.