Ian Patterson lives and works in Cambridge, where he teaches English at Queens' College. In the past he has worked as a translator, further education lecturer, and secondhand bookseller. He has published widely for the last forty years, and his Time to Get Here: selected poems 1969-2002 was published by Salt in 2003. His translation of Proust's Finding Time Again (Le temps retrouvé) appeared with Penguin in 2003, and his Guernica and Total War was published by Profile Books and Harvard University Press in 2007. His most recent book of poetry is The Glass Bell (Barque, 2009).