Mark IrwinMARK IRWIN was graduated from Case Western Reserve University (B.A. 1974, Ph. D. 1982) and the University of Iowa (M.F.A. 1980). An associate professor of literature and philosophy at the Cleveland Institute of Art, he has also taught at Case Western Reserve and the University of Akron. He received a Discovery/ The Nation award in 1984. Irwin is the author of The Halo of Desire, and the translator of A Notebook of Shadows, by Philippe Denis, and Ask the Circle to Forgive You: Selected Poems of Nichita Stanescu, 1964-1979. His home is in Cleveland.