Moira Egan is the author of Cleave (WWPH, 2004) and of La Seta della Cravatta/The Silk of the Tie, a bi-lingual collection of poems with Italian versions by Damiano Abeni. Further to the naughty sonnets that appear in Best American Poetry 2008, her chapbook, Bar Napkin Sonnets won The Ledge 2008 Chapbook Competition and will be published later this year. Her second full-length collection, SPIN, will be published in spring 2010 by Entasis Press. With her husband, Damiano Abeni, she translates poems back and forth between English and Italian; most recently, they published Un mondo che non può essere migliore: Poesie scelte 1956-2007, a substantial selection of the poems of John Ashbery (Sossella Editore, 2008). She lives in Rome. Read more about Moira Egan here. Read her BAP blog posts here.