Ivan V Lalic (1931-96) studied law in Zagreb, where he first began to publish poetry, and worked for the publishers Nolit in Belgrade. He was also a distinguished critic and translator, especially of English poetry. His other books in English with Anvil and Francis R Jones are 'The Passionate Measure' (European Poetry Translation Prize, 1989) and 'A Rusty Needle' (Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation, 1996). Francis R Jones (b. 1955) lectures in English as a foreign language at the University of Newcastle. His other translations include Hans Faverey's 'Against the Forgetting' (Anvil, 1995) and Vasko Popa's 'Collected Poems' (with the late Anne Pennington, Anvil, 1997).