A native of the fiftieth state, which I don’t visit as often as I should, I joined the Press in June of 1989 after receiving a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. In addition to assisting the director of acquisitions in humanities books, I also acquire books in medieval studies and poetry in translation, as well as manage two series, Phoenix Poets and The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe. A roving humanist by nature and profession, my recent acquisitions for the Press reflect my varied interests. They include: Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli, a Bilingual Edition; Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities; Geographies of Philological Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic; The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy; Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia; Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe; The Baker Who Pretended to Be King of Portugal; Divas in the Convent: Nuns, Music, and Defiance in Seventeenth-Century Italy; Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age; The Atheist’s Bible: The Most Dangerous Book That Never Existed; The Culture of Disaster; Andrea Zanzotto’s Haiku for a Season / Haiku per una stagione; and Robert Schumann: The Life and Work of a Romantic Composer.