Francis Blessington is a professor of English at Northeastern University. He has published verse translations of Euripides’ Bacchae and Aristophanes’ Frogs, a verse play, Lorenzo de’ Medici, Paradise Lost: Ideal and Tragic Epic, and Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic, as well as a novel, The Last Witch of Dogtown, and two books of poems, Wolf Howl and Lantskip. His poem, “Reflected Absence” won first Place in The Freedom Tower/World Trade Center NY Poetry Competition (2009). His translation of Euripides’ Trojan Women, won the Der-Hovanessian Prize for Translation (2011). His translation of Trojan Women along with Euripides’ Hecuba and Helen will be published soon by The University of Oklahoma Press.