About Edward Wright Haile
Edward Wright Haile is a poet, historian, cartographer, translator, musician (flute), carpenter, sailor, and land surveyor. As author and editor he has produced Jamestown Narratives, the definitive collection of firsthand accounts of England’s colony in the first decade, as well as two historical maps: Virginia Discovered and Discribed and England in America; and three books of poetry, the latest being the Jamestown “epic” Where None Before Hath Stood. His translation of the Oresteia of Aeschylus was pronounced “a work of energy and genius” by Ladislaus Bolchazy of The Classical Bulletin. A native Virginian born in Washington, D.C. in 1943, Ed was graduated a bachelor of music from The Catholic University in 1975. He lives with his wife Bess in Essex County, Virginia, and has two sons.