Peter Jay (b. 1945) read Classics and English at Oxford. Among his books are a collection of poems Shifting Frontiers, the Penguin Classic The Greek Anthology, and several translations including Gérard de Nerval’s Chimeras, János Pilinszky’s Crater and the novel Conversations with Sheryl Sutton (with Éva Major) and selections of poems by Ana Blandiana, Ştefan Aug. Doinaş and Nichita Stănescu. He is the managing director of Anvil Press, which he founded in 1968. He lives in Greenwich.