Charles Tomlinson is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, literary essays, and recognized translations, as well as the editor of the famous and celebrated Oxford Book of Poetry in English Translation. He was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, and studied English at Queen's College, Cambridge. The Hudson Review has given Tomlinson the Bennett Prize for his achievements in poetry. His paintings and drawings have also been shown in the United Kingdom. He resides in the United Kingdom.