John Lyons is an Anglo-Irish poet, musician and teacher living and working in London. He is an internationally acclaimed translator of Latin American poetry, and is responsible for the 500-page translation of Cosmic Canticle, a poetic masterpiece by the Nicaraguan, Ernesto Cardenal. In addition, John has also translated texts by Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Augusto Monterroso, and many others. The 2005 Literature Nobel Laureate, Harold Pinter, specifically commissioned John to translate into Spanish his Collected Poems and his only novel, The Dwarfs; and while living and teaching in Brazil, John directed a production of his own translation into Portuguese of two plays by Samuel Beckett and led numerous poetry workshops. He is particularly interested in introducing the creative possibilities of poetry to young people and those unfamiliar with the form.