Karen Kovacik is the editor of a new anthology of Polish poets, Scattering the Dark. Her translation of Far Countries: Anthology of Nonexistent Poets, released by White Pine Press in 2013. Winner of Fulbright Scholarship and the National Endowment for the Arts. Professor of English at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Author of three books of poetry: Metropolis Burning, Beyond the Velvet Curtain, and Nixon and I.