Robert Hahn is a poet, translator, and essayist. His most recent book of poetry is the prize-winning No Messages (Notre Dame). His essays have appeared widely in journals and have been “Notable Essay” selections in Best American Essays. His translations of modern Italian poetry (with Michela Martini) are included in The FSG Book of Italian Poetry. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The MacDowell Foundation, and The Bogliasco Foundation. He lives in Boston’s North End with his wife Kathleen Baum.