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John Oliver Simon's most recent book of poems is Caminante (Creative Arts, 2002). He has published over four hundred translations of contemporary Latin American poets and was awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship in Translation in 2001 for his work with the great Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas. His translation of Ghosts of the Palace of Blue Tiles, a chapbook by the young Mexican poet Jorge Fernández Granados, will be published by Tameme in January 2008. He is Artistic Director of Poetry Inside Out, a bilingual writers-in-schools program sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation.