AARON POOCHIGIAN is a renowned poet, author, translator, and lecturer. He earned a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. His first book of poetry, The Cosmic Purr (Able Muse Press), was published in 2012, and his second book Manhattanite, which won the Able Muse Poetry Prize, came out in 2017. His thriller in verse, Mr. Either/Or, was released by Etruscan Press in the fall of 2017. A recipient of an NEA Grant in translation, he has published translations with Penguin Classics and W. W. Norton. His latest book, “American Divine,” will be out in late February 2021. His work has appeared in such publications as Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, and POETRY.