After publishing for decades primarily in the U.S., TIMOTHY HOUGHTON has discovered what he sees as a vibrant world of poetry outside of America, particularly in Ireland and England, as well as other places in Europe, and has recently published in such venues as Stand, Galway Review, Agenda, Ambit, Oxford Poetry, The Reader, Dream Catcher, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Cyphers. He has received 30 fellowships allowing him to focus on his poetry and has worked at such artist retreats as Yaddo, MacDowell, and Hawthornden Castle. Houghton's The Internal Distance: Selected Poems 1989-2012 appeared in a bilingual, Italian/English edition from the Italian press Hebenon/Mimesis Edizioni in 2015. The translators are the well-known Italian poets and scholars Luigi Fontanella and Annalisa Macchia. The book was presented in Florence at the Museo Casa di Dante. Houghton's first book, High Bridges, was published by the English press Stride. Other of his books were published by Orchises Press in Washington, D.C. Recently retired after teaching literature and writing at various universities in the U.S. (most recently at Loyola University Maryland), he now focuses on conducting bird surveys for Audubon and eBird; he also is a field trip coordinator for Audubon. He lives with his wife, two children, and his dingo, Jazz, near Baltimore.