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Seth Michelson is a poet, translator, and professor of poetry at Washington and Lee University. He loves to cook, eat, and travel. He has been awarded the International Book Award in the Poetry category (2013). His recent verse collections include Swimming Through Fire (2017) and Eyes Like Broken Windows (2012). He has translated works including Ghetto by Tamara Kamenszain, The Red Song by Melisa Machado, Poems from the Disaster by Zulema Moret, and roly poly by Victoria Estol. He has been lucky enough to live in many important places in the world, such as Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Sydney, and Helsinki. He currently lives in Lexington, Virginia, where he teaches at Washington and Lee University. Michelson regularly visits schools, festivals, community centers, and artistic groups throughout the world.