Piotr Gwiazda is the author of James Merrill and W.H. Auden: Homosexuality and Poetic Influence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). He has also published two books of poetry, Messages (Pond Road Press, 2012) and Gagarin Street (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2005). His translation of Polish poet Grzegorz Wróblewski’s Kopenhaga is forthcoming from Zephyr Press. He teaches at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).