Simon Rogghe is a poet, scholar, and translator. He was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Belgium, where he got his MA in Philosophy. A polyglot, he speaks English, French, Dutch, German and Italian. After traveling in the US and Europe, competing at horse shows as a professional rider, he found a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is completing his Ph.D. in French literature at UC Berkeley. He also translates French surrealism as well as contemporary fiction. His work is published in over thirty literary journals. He is the co-author of Green Lions, a book of poetry written in collaboration with Zarina Zabrisky (Numina Press 2014).