to my buddy Geoffrey Brock. Not only is he a top notch translator, husband to the delightful Padma and father to the handsome Ravi, winner of the New Criterion prize (which means his first book of poetry will be coming out next year, the bastard), he's also the newest member of the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Arkansas. That's where I received my MFA. Geoff and I got to be friends while we were Stegner Fellows together last year at Stanford, and this couldn't happen to a better guy. Check out some of his work here and here.