Donald D. Walsh
The late Donald D. Walsh (1903-1980) was most celebrated for translating Pablo Neruda and Ernesto Cardenal. A distinguished educator, he served as head of the Spanish department and director of studies at the Choate School, where he worked for three decades. Following his retirement from there in 1959, he was director of the foreign-language program of the Modern Language Association until 1966, and from 1949 to 1957 he was the editor of Hispania, the journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Throughout his career he translated numerous Latin American poets. He was a major contributor to the landmark 1942 Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry (New Directions).