W. S. Di Piero is the author of ten books of poetry. A contributor to New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, the New Republic, and many other periodicals, he also writes a monthly column on visual arts for an independent newsweekly, the San Diego Reader. A well-known essayist on art, literature, culture, and personal experience, the latest of his five essay collections contains his recent art writings: When Can I See You Again? Di Piero’s autobiographical essays have appeared in Best American Essays, and he’s an accomplished translator of Greek and Italian poetry. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award, he lives in San Francisco.