Brian Swann was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge (B.A., M.A.) and Princeton (Ph.D.). He is author of a number of books of poetry, fiction, children's books and poetry in translation. He has published in hundreds of journals from The New Yorker and Paris Review to Partisan Review and New Republic, and has also edited books and journals and published many essays. His books include Autumn Road (poetry, Ohio State University Press), The Plot of the Mice (fiction, Capra Press), tr., Collected Poems of Primo Levi (Faber and Faber), Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America (Random House), Wearing the Morning Star: Versions of Native American Song-Poems (Random House), Voices from Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of Native Literatures of North America (University of Nebraska Press), and Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquin Literatures of North America (University of Nebraska Press). In Late Light, a collection of poetry, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2013. Sky Loom: Native American Myth, Story, Song (a selection from previous books Swann has edited on Native American literature), was published in 2014 by the University of Nebraska Press. His eleventh collection, St. Francis and the Flies (2015; Autumn House Press) was awarded the Autumn House Poetry Prize. In Spring 2016, For Instance, the Glass Sponge: Short Fiction, Longer Fiction, Non-fiction, Prose-poems, Memoirs, Essays, etc. will be published by MadHat Press.
Coming to Light: ContemporaryTranslations of the Native Literatures of North America
Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America