STEPHAN DELBOS is the Poet Laureate of Plymouth, MA. His poetry, essays and translations have appeared internationally. He is the editor of From a Terrace in Prague: A Prague Poetry Anthology (Litteraria Pragensia, 2011). His play Chetty’s Lullaby, about the life of trumpet legend Chet Baker, was produced in San Francisco in 2014. Deaf Empire, his play about Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, was produced by the Prague Shakespeare Company in 2017. His co-translation of The Absolute Gravedigger, by Czech Surrealist poet Vítězslav Nezval, was awarded the PEN/Heim Translation grant in 2015 and was published by Twisted Spoon Press. He is also the co-translator of Nezval’s Woman in the Plural (Twisted Spoon, 2021), and the translator of contemporary Czech poet Tereza Riedlbauchová’s Paris Notebook (The Visible Spectrum, 2020). He is the author of the poetry chapbook In Memory of Fire (Cape Cod Poetry Review, 2017), and the poetry collections Light Reading (BlazeVOX, 2019); and Small Talk (Dos Madres Press, 2021). His scholarly study, The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism, was published by Palgrave. He is a founding editor of B O D Y.