Poet and translator MICHAEL PALMER has lived in San Francisco since 1969. He has worked with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company for close to forty years and has collaborated with many composers and visual artists. His most recent collections are Active Boundaries (Selected Essays and Talks)and Thread, a book of poetry. He has taught at various universities in the United States, Europe and Asia, and in May of 2012 received the Arts and Letters Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into over thirty languages.