N.S. Thompson is the nonfiction editor for Able Muse and lives near Oxford, UK. A poet, critic and translator of Italian fiction, with Andy Croft he edited A Modern Don Juan: Cantos for These Times by Divers Hands (Five Leaves). His poetry publications include Letter to Auden (Smokestack Books), Mr Larkin on Photography (Red Squirrel), and two recent pamphlets After War (New Walk Editions) and Ghost Hands (Melos Press). His translations of Italian poetry can be found in The Faber Book of 20th Century Italian Poems, Eugenio Montale: Poems (Penguin) and Centres of Cataclysm: Fifty Years of Modern Poetry in Translation (Bloodaxe).