Michael Blumenthal graduated from the Cornell Law School with a J.D. degree in 1974, after studying philosophy and economics at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He lived in Washington, DC from 1974 to 1983. His seventh book of poems, And, was published by BOA Editions in May 2009. In addition to poetry, he has published a memoir, All My Mothers and Fathers, a novel, Weinstock Among The Dying, winner of Hadassah Magazine’s Harold U. Ribelow Prize for the best work of Jewish fiction and recently re-issued in paperback, and a collection of essays about Central Europe, When History Enters the House. He is a translator from the German, French and Hungarian. Formerly Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, Blumenthal currently holds the Copenhaver Visiting Chair of Law at The University of West Virginia College of Law.