Alan Shaw is a poet, playwright, composer, and translator. His verse has appeared in Grand Street and Partisan Review, and on his website, www.prosoidia.com. His verse translation of the classic Russian play "The Woes of Wit" (by Griboyedov) was published in 1992. He lives in New York City. Shaw's contributions to the electropoetics include "Some Questions on Greek Poetry and Music," and "Harry Partch--A Poet's View," and "Ventriloquies: On the Outlook for a Poetic Planet."