Poet and translator Jim Powell lives in the Bay Area of California. He is a fourth-generation Californian, and his work investigates politics, history, and material culture, often drawing on years of research. He has also published translations of Catullus and Sappho. His honors and awards include the CCLM Younger Poets Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2005, he was the Sherry Poet in Residence at the University of Chicago. He is the author of two collections of poetry: It Was Fever That Made The World (University of Chicago Press); and Substrate (Pantheon); as well as the translator of The Poetry Of Sappho (Oxford)--All three are available on line.