James Nolan is a widely published poet, essayist, short-story writer, and translator. His collections of poetry are Why I Live in the Forest and What Moves Is Not the Wind, both from Wesleyan University Press. He has translated Pablo Neruda's Stones of the Sky (Copper Canyon Press) and Longing: Selected Poems of Jaime Gil de Biedma (City Lights Books). He is the author of Poet-Chief (University of New Mexico Press), a comparative study of Whitman, Neruda, and Native American poetics. A regular contributor to Boulevard, his stories and essays have recently appeared in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, The North American Review, Utne Reader, and The Washington Post. His writing has been widely translated into Spanish, and his most recent book is a collection of essays published in Madrid, Fumadores en manos de un dios enfurecido (Enigma Editores). The recipient of two Fulbright fellowships to Spain, he has taught at universities in Barcelona, Madrid, Beijing, San Francisco, and Florida. Recently he has been Writer-in-Residence at Tulane and Loyola Universities in New Orleans, where he directs the Loyola Writing Institute. He currently divides his time between his native New Orleans and Madrid.