Poet Gilbert Adair is from Northern Ireland and has lived and written poetry in London, Singapore, New York and Hawaii. He is the author of fourteen books, including, most recently, two titles from Veer Books, xiangren (2007) and sable smoke (2010). In 1980 he co-founded and until 1991 curated Sub-Voicive, a series of experimental poetry readings. He was also the co-founder and a member since the mid-1980s of the New River Project, which hosted events of poetry, visual arts, music, and dance. At present he lives in Kauai, where he teaches at Kauai Community College and is working on a formal/geographical translation of Blake’s Milton.