I am a Dallas-based writer and translator.

I hold a PhD in philosophy and literary theory. My philosophical education includes a background in 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century Continental philosophy (phenomenology, hermeneutics, and deconstruction) with areas of competence in modern Jewish philosophy, literary and aesthetic theory, and translation theory. I completed the PhD in 2011.

I translate primarily nonfiction (mostly from Polish and Spanish) and poetry (mostly from Polish, French, and German). I trained as a translator at the Center for Translation Studies (University of Texas at Dallas) and at Philipps-Universität Marburg after earning advanced certification in Polish philology at the Catholic University of Lublin. In 2001 I was a Fulbright scholar in Warsaw.

As a philosopher and translator, my work has been published most recently by Black Sun Lit, Duquesne UP, Spurl Editions, and Zeta Books, while my critical reportage has appeared in 3:AM Magazine and Transitions Online.

My international experience includes two years in Japan and more than two years in Central Europe, primarily Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Ukraine. I have more than 25 years of experience conducting research on Central Europe.

Editors, agents, publishers, and authors should feel free to contact me for specific projects.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

–Frank Garrett