Born in Northern Ireland, Gilbert Adair has lived and written poetry in London, Singapore, New York, and Hawaii. In 1980 cofounded, and for the next twelve years curated, Sub-Voicive, a series of experimental poetry readings that ran in tandem with Eric Mottram’s King’s College readings; also a cofounder & member mid-80s of the New River Project, which hosted events of poetry, visual arts, music, dance. Left London in 1992; now based in Kauai and teaching at Kauai Community College. Author to date of fourteen books of poetry, the two most recent (and best) from Veer: xiangren (2007) and sable smoke (2010). Currently working on a formal/geographical translation of Blake’s Milton.