Mark Irwin’s eighth collection of poetry, American Urn: New & Selected Poems (1987–2014) was published in 2015. Large White House Speaking appeared from New Issues in spring of 2013. He has also translated two volumes of poetry. Recognition for his work includes The Nation / Discovery Award, two Colorado Book Awards, four Pushcart Prizes, the James Wright Poetry Award, and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, NEA, and Wurlitzer Foundations. He is an associate professor in the PhD in Creative Writing & Literature Program at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles and Colorado.