Poet, translator, essayist and anthologist Pierre Joris has published some 50 books, most recently, Barzakh: Poems 2000–2012; and Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan. With Jerome Rothenberg he edited Poems for the Millennium, vol. 1 and 2: The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry. He lives and works in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his wife, performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte. They are currently at work on Talvera: A Millennium of Occitan Poetry (Poems for the Millennium, vol.6).