Dick Edelstein, born in Chicago, became an Irish citizen in 1999. Now retired and living in Barcelona, he has worked as a writer, editor, translator and journalist and published fifteen books as well as a number of translations and articles. An active member of the Irish-based writing group Poets Abroad, he tours Ireland by bicycle with his wife each summer. His poems have been included in anthologies in Spain and Ireland, most recently in Autonomy, published in support of the campaign to repeal the anti-abortion amendment to the Irish constitution. His poetry reviews have been published in The Dublin Review of Books and are forthcoming in The North and The Blue Nib.