I am a Dallas-based independent philosopher, writer, and translator.

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). After serving as a benefits-deprived faculty member at various universities and colleges for ten years, I left teaching in order to devote myself full time to writing and translation.

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.

I am a longtime practitioner of meditation and qigong.

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

Thank you for visiting my blog.

–Frank Garrett