D. M. Black is a Scottish poet, born in South Africa in 1941, brought up in Scotland from 1950. He now lives in London and Wiltshire. In 1991 he produced a Collected Poems (Polygon), having previously published four collections of poems and a number of pamphlets. He was included in the first series of Penguin Modern Poets (no. 11, 1968) and his poems have appeared in many anthologies including: British Poetry since 1945 (Penguin, 1970), edited by Edward Lucie-Smith; The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Scottish Poetry (Faber, 1992), edited by Douglas Dunn; Emergency Kit (Faber, 1996), edited by Jo Shapcott and Matthew Sweeney; Generations (Penguin, 1998), edited by Melanie Hart and James Loader; A Quark for Mr. Mark: 101 Poems about Science (Faber, 2000), edited by Maruice Riordan and Jon Turney; Apollinaire (Everyman, 2000), edited by Robert Chandler; and Wild Reckoning (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2004), edited by Maurice Riordan and John Burnside. Since 1991 he has published a collection of translations of Goethe, Love as Landscape Painter, and individual poems in a variety of journals including Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry London, Stand, Thumbscrew and the TLS.