Sam Hamill is the author of fifteen volumes of original poetry including Measured by Stone and Almost Paradise: Selected Poems & Translations. He has also published three collections of essays and two dozen volumes translated from ancient Greek, Latin, Estonian, Japanese and Chinese. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Hamill has taught in prisons for fourteen years, in artist-in-residency programs for twenty years, and has worked extensively with battered woman and children. He was awarded twice with the Washington Governor’s Arts Awards, he won the Stanley Lindberg Lifetime Achievement Award for Editing, and the Washington Poets Association Lifetime Achievement Award for poetry. He is Founding Editor of Copper Canyon Press and was Editor there from 1972 through 2004. In January 2003, he founded Poets Against War, compiling the work of over 10,000 poets writing against the war in Iraq.