Thomas Rain Crowe is an internationally recognized and published poet and translator whose work has been published in several languages. He is the author of thirty books of original works, translations, anthologies, and recordings, including the groundbreaking anthology of contemporary Celtic poets Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence and the multi-award winning book of nonfiction Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods (University of Georgia Press, 2005), and is founder and publisher of New Native Press. As an editor, he has been an instrumental force behind such magazines as Beatitude, Katuah Journal, and the Asheville Poetry Review. His literary archives have been purchased and are collected by the Duke University Special Collections Library. He lives in the Tuckasegee community of the Katuah bioregion in rural western North Carolina.