Eamon Grennan was born in Dublin in 1941 and has spent over forty years living and working in the United States. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, published both in Ireland and the United States, including Still Life with Waterfall, which won the 2003 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has also published a book of criticism, Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the Twentieth Century, and works of translation, including Leopardi: Selected Poems, which won the PEN Translation Award. An emeritus professor of English at Vassar College, he currently teaches in the graduate creative writing programs at Columbia University and New York University. He divides his time between Poughkeepsie, New York, And Renvyle, in the West of Ireland.