Areas of Research/Interest: Comparative poetics; history and theory of translation; romanticism; symbolism; modernism.
External Affiliations: International Association of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists (PEN).
Editor, Ezra Pound: Poems & Translations (Library of America, 2003).
Editor, Ezra Pound: The Pisan Cantos (New Directions, 2003).
Editor and Translator, Emblems of Desire: Selections from Maurice Scève's Délie (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002).
Translator and preface, Émergences-Résurgences by Henri Michaux (Skira; The Drawing Center, 2000).
Translator, Selected Prose and Poetry by Gérard de Nerval (Penguin Classics, 1996).
Translator, Nights As Day, Days As Night by Michel Leiris (Eridanos Books, 1988).
Signs in Action: Ideograms of Pound and Michaux, (Red Dust Books, 1987).
Translator, Moscow Diary by Walter Benjamin (Harvard University Press, 1986).
Translator, Hymns and Fragments by Friedrich Hölderlin (Princeton University Press, 1984).
Translator and editor, Georg Büchner, *Lenz* (Archipelago books, 2005).