Robert Pinsky is a poet, essayist, translator, teacher, speaker, and a three-term United States poet laureate. His anthology The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996 was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Other poetry collections include At the Foundling Hospital: Poems, Selected Poems, Gulf Music: Poems, and Jersey Rain: Poems. His landmark and bestselling The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation received the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Howard Morton Landon Prize for translation. Pinsky is also co-translator of The Separate Notebooks, poems by Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz.