Take My Word For It is Nina Cassian''s first collection of poems written directly in English. '
Born in 1924, Nina Cassian has published more than 50 books, including works of fiction and children's verse. Her selected poems in translation 'Life Sentence' (Anvil 1990; new edition 1998) confirmed her worldwide reputation. She is also a composer and translator, and has worked as a journalist and film critic. Since 1985 she has lived in New York City.