Born in Wisconsin, Stuart Friebert spent an undergraduate year in Germany as one of the first U.S. exchange students after World War II (1949-50), after which he finished a Ph.D. (1957) at U. Wisconsin/Madison in German Language & Literature, which he then began teaching at Mt. Holyoke College, and subsequently at Harvard University, until settling at Oberlin College in 1961, where he continued teaching German. In the mid 1970s, with help from colleagues, Stuart founded Oberlin’s Creative Writing Program, which he directed until retiring. Among the fourteen books of poems Stuart has published (early on 3 volumes of poems and one of prose pieces, in German), Funeral Pie co-won the Four Way Book Award in 1997; and Floating Heart (Pinyon Publishing) won the Ohioana 2015 Poetry Award. In addition, Stuart has also published ten volumes of translations – most recently “Puppets in the Wind: Selected Poems of Karl Krolow (Bitter Oleander Pres, 2014); and “Be Quiet: Selected and Selected Poems by Kuno Raeber” (Tiger Bark Press, 2015). “Watch Out,” a companion collection of Kuno Raeber poems, will appear in the late fall of 2016, from Lost Horse Press.