JOHNNY LORENZ is a poet, translator of Brazilian literature, literary critic and professor of English at Montclair State University. His translation of Clarice Lispector's A Breath of Life was a finalist for Best Translated Book Award and his translation of Lispector's The Besieged City was listed as one of the "Best Books of 2019" by Vanity Fair. His honors include a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, a Fulbright, and, most recently, an NEA grant to support his translation of the award-winning novel Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Junior. Lorenz's book of poems, Education by Windows, was published by Poets & Traitors Press. His scholarly essays have appeared in Luso-Brazilian Review, Latin American Literary Review and Modern Fiction Studies.