Jeffrey Thomson is the author of four books of poems, including Birdwatching in Wartime, winner of both the 2010 Maine Book Award and the 2011 ASLE Award in Environmental Creative Writing. Birdwatching in Wartime is currently being translated into Spanish and Russian. He has three books forthcoming in the next three years: a memoir, Fragile; his translations of The Complete Poems of Catullus; and a new collection of poems, The Belfast Notebooks. In 2012 he was the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, and in 2015 he will be the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow at Brown University and the C.V. Starr Center at Washington College. He is currently professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington.