About the Author
W. S. Di Piero is the author of nine books of poetry. His latest is Chinese Apples: New and Selected Poems (2007). He's also an essayist on art, literature, popular culture, and personal experience. His autobiographical essays have appeared twice in Best American Essays. He's published four essay collections; the most recent is City Dog (2009). His books also include translations from Italian and Greek. Di Piero has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award.