Andrew Frisardi received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University in 1996. Frisardi was the recipient of the 2004 Raiziss/de Palchi Prize for The Selected Poems of Guiseppe Ungaretti. His translations from Ungaretti have appeared in such magazines and journals as The New Yorker, The New Republic, Hudson Review, Partisan Review, and Yale Italian Poetry. Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Carcanet Press (U.K.) published the completed volume of translations, which Frisardi also introduced and annotated. He has also edited, translated, and introduced a volume of poetry and prose from the Milanese dialect poet Franco Loi, entitled Air and Memory (Counterpath Press, 2007). His own poems have been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, New Criterion, and other journals. He has been living in Orvieto, Italy, since 1999.