A native of New York City, Elliot Weinberger is a poet, translator, and editor of the distinguished international journal of poetry and translation, Montemora. His other books of translations include Eagle or Sun and A Draft of Shadows, both by Octavio Paz. Homero Aridjis was born in Contepec, Michoacan, Mexico, in 1940. He was the founder of the review Correspondencias and chief editor of Diagolos; his first book of poems in translation, Blue Spaces, was published in the United States in 1974. The recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships in 1966-67 and 1979-80, he has been visiting professor at the University of Indiana and New York University as well as Poet in Residence at Columbia University's Translation Center. Homero Aridjis also has served as Mexico's Ambassador to Switzerland and to the Netherlands. These translations have received an award from the Translation Center at Columbia University, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.