Aaron Poochigian earned a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia University. His book of translations from Sappho, Stung with Love, was published by Penguin Classics in 2009, and his translation of Apollonius’s Jason and the Argonauts was released in October 2014. For his work in translation he was awarded a 2010 – 2011 Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book of poetry, The Cosmic Purr (Able Muse Press), was published in 2012 and his second book, Manhattanite, which won the 2016 Able Muse Poetry Prize, came out in December of 2017. His thriller in verse, Mr. Either/Or, was released by Etruscan Press in the fall of 2017. His work has appeared in such publications as Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, and Poetry.