Poet, critic, and translator Brian Swann earned a BA and an MA from Queens’ College, Cambridge, and a PhD from Princeton University. His collections of poetry include Autumn Road (2005), which won the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry; Snow House (2006), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize; and In Late Light (2013).
In addition to poetry, Swann has authored numerous collections of fiction, children’s books, and scholarly works. He is the poetry editor of the environmental web magazine OnEarth and has edited numerous volumes of Native American literature, including Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America (1994), Wearing the Morning Star: Native American Song-Poems (2005), and Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquin Literatures of North America (2005). Swann teaches at Cooper Union in New York City.