JAMES NOLAN, American Poet was born on this day. Nolan’s collections of poetry are Why I Live in the Forest and What Moves Is Not the Wind. He has translated Neruda’s Stones of the Sky and Longing: Selected Poems of Jaime Gil de Biedma.

Poet-Chief, his book on Whitman, Neruda, and Native American poetics, is out with the University of New Mexico Press. He has been honored by Fulbright, N.E.A., and Javits fellowships, and currently directs the Loyola Writing Institute at Loyola University in his native New Orleans.