David YoungDAVID YOUNG was born in Davenport, Iowa, and spent much of his childhood in Omaha, Nebraska. He holds degrees from Carleton College (A.B. 1958) and Yale University (Ph.D. 1965). In the thirty years spanned by this selection of poems, Young has written six books of poetry, translated six books of poetry from the Chinese, German, Spanish, and Czechoslovakian, and written three books of criticism on Shakespeare as well as one on Yeats. In addition, since 1969 he has been an editor of Field, a journal of contemporary poetry, and since 1978 an editor of the Field Translation Series. Young has been recognized for his poetry with a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA fellowship, the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, and, most recently, the Ohio Major Artist fellowship. He is Longman Professor of English at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.