Simon Schuchat

A retired American diplomat with over twenty-five years of service, Simon Schuchat worked in Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow, Hong Kong and other places. His poetry can be found in several rare books, including Svelte (published by Richard Hell when Schuchat was 16), Blue Skies (Some Of Us Press), Light and Shadow (Vehicle Editions), All Shook Up (Fido Productions), and At Baoshan (Coffee House Press), as well as the anthologies None of the Above (edited by Michael Lally) and Up Late (edited by Andrei Codrescu). A native of Washington DC, he attended the University of Chicago and published the journal Buffalo Stamps before moving to New York in 1975. Schuchat was also active in small press publishing; he edited the 432 Review and founded Caveman. In addition to the University of Chicago, he has degrees from Yale, Harvard, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. He taught at Fudan University in Shanghai, and led workshops at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. His translation of Chinese poet Hai Zi’s lyric drama Regicide was published in Hong Kong. Ugly Duckling Presse will publish his translations of Dmitri Prigov in 2019.

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