Daniel Simon was born in Fremont’s Dodge County Hospital, grew up in North Bend and Louisville, received his BA from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and earned an MA and PhD from Indiana University Bloomington. A poet and translator, he is the author of the verse collections Cast Off (2015) and After Reading Everything (2016). His work has been reprinted in the anthologies World English Poetry (2015) and Oklahoma Poems . . . and Their Poets (2014) and nominated for the PEN Center USA, Independent Publisher (IPPY), Nebraska Book, and Oklahoma Book awards as well as the Pushcart, Forward, and T. S. Eliot prizes. Since 2008, he has been editor in chief of World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture. He currently lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife and three daughters.