James Brook is a poet, translator, and editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His translations include A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems by Victor Serge, Panegyric, vol. 1 by Guy Debord, The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, and My Tired Father by Gellu Naum. He is the principal editor of Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information and Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture. His poems have appeared in City Lights Review, New American Writing, Poésie, Volt, and other journals.