Piotr Gwiazda is the author of two books of poetry, Messages (Pond Road Press, 2012) and Gagarin Street (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2005). He also published a critical study, James Merrill and W.H. Auden: Homosexuality and Poetic Influence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Barrow Street, Chicago Review, Hotel America, Jacket, PN Review, Postmodern Culture, Rattle, The Southern Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics. Excerpts from Gwiazda’s translation of Polish writer Grzegorz Wroblewski’s volume of prose poems Kopenhaga were recently featured in the Denver Quarterly, AGNI Online, Colorado Review, and Seneca Review. He was Writer-in-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut in the fall of 2008, where some portions of Time were composed. He teaches modern and contemporary poetry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).