Aaron Poochigian earned his PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota in 2006. Stung With Love is his book of translations from Sappho (Penguin Classics, 2009), with a preface by Carol Anne Duffy. His translations of Aratus’ Phaenomena and Aeschylus’ early plays were published in 2010 and 2011, respectively (Johns Hopkins University Press). For his work in translation, he was awarded a 2010-2011 NEA Grant in Translation. His first book of original poetry is The Cosmic Purr (Able Muse Press, 2012), and several of the poems in it collectively won the New England Poetry Club’s Daniel Varoujan Prize. His work has appeared in such newspapers and journals as the Financial Times, Poems Out Loud, and Poetry.