Born in Manhattan, poet and translator Michael Palmer has lived in San Francisco since 1969. He has worked with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company for over thirty years and has collaborated with many visual artists and composers. His most recent collections are At Passages
(New Directions, 1995), The Lion Bridge (Selected Poems 1972-1995)
(New Directions, 1998), The Promises of Glass
(New Directions, 2000), Codes Appearing (Poems 1979-1988)
(New Directions, 2001) and Company of Moths
(New Directions, 2005). He has taught at various universities in the United States and Europe, and his writings have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Recorded as part of the Poem Present
series. © 2007, The University of Chicago.