Video recordings of Aaron Poochigian at the 2012 UND Writers Conference.
Aaron Poochigian grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, studied poetry at Moorhead State University, and Classics at the University of Minnesota. He was a visiting professor of Classics at the University of Utah and D.L. Jordon Fellow at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He now lives and writes in New York City. He has published translations, with introduction and notes, of Sappho’s poems and fragments for Penguin Classics, and his translations of Aeschylus, Aratus and Apollonius of Rhodes appear in the Norton Anthology of Greek Literature in Translation. Most recently, he has published an edition of Aratus’ astronomical poem, The Phaenomena, with his introduction and notes. His original poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Arion, The Dark Horse, Poetry Magazine and Smartish Pace.