David Keplinger is the author of three books of poetry. His book The Prayers of Others won the 2006 Colorado Book Award. Keplinger’s translation of prose poems by Carsten René Nielsen, House Inspections, was published by BOA Editions in 2011. He is the recipient of the T. S. Eliot Prize, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Danish Arts Council. He directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C.