Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania in 1961 to Roman Catholic parents of Polish-Lithuanian and Irish descent, Leo Yankevich is a widely published formalist poet as well as translator. He has resided in Poland since 1984.
For a moment as brief and long as eternity
he sees what the blind man sees in the blink of an eye:
a sun that never sets, forms wrought from gold, purity
before it falls or is restored to grace, the grey sky