JAMES BRADLEY WELLS is a poet, translator, and critic. He has published a study of ancient Greek lyric poetics, Pindar’s Verbal Art. Wells teaches classical studies at DePauw University and lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

“James Wells has given himself a colossal task. Bicycle straddles and somehow sings in a great chorus of, and sometimes with, provincial America, Roman and Greek literature and culture, ancient and modern—Virgil and Fellini, Greek joints and Revelation, a touch of geology, Zohar, Jesus. Love songs and much more. Read and hold on tight.”—Stanley Moss