Mark Pawlak is the author of nine poetry collections and the editor of six anthologies; most recent Reconnaissance: New and Selected Poems and Poetic Journals (2016). Pawlak’s poems and prose has been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, and Polish, and has been performed at Teatre Polski in Warsaw. For the past forty years, Pawlak has been a co-editor of the Brooklyn, New York-based poetry journal and literary press Hanging Loose. To support his writing habits, he teaches mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He lives in Cambridge.