Born in Nevada and raised in California, Don Schofield left America in 1980. Since that time he has been living and writing in Greece, traveling extensively, teaching and serving as an administrator at various universities—Greek, American and British—in Athens and Thessaloniki. Fluent in Greek, a citizen of both his homeland and his adopted country (or, more precisely, the country that adopted him), he has published several poetry collections, as well as an anthology of American poets in Greece and translations of contemporary Greek poets. He has been awarded the Allen Ginsberg Award (US), the John D. Criticos Prize (UK) and a Stanley J. Seeger Writer-in-Residence fellowship at Princeton University. His first book, Approximately Paradise, was a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award, and his translations have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Greek National Translation Award. Recently retired, he and his companion, Aleka, live in both Athens and Thessaloniki.