was born in 1949 in the Bronx, New York, where he was educated by Dominican nuns and Jesuits. He is the author of six poetry collections: Sudden Harbor
(1992) and Patterns of Descent
(1993), published by Orchises Press; Trillium
(1998), Double Going
(2002, which was named a 2002 Notable Book by the National Book Critics Circle), and The Burning of Troy
(2006, which received the 2007 Maine Literary Award for Poetry), published by BOA Editions; and Penetralia
(forthcoming, in which these poems will appear).
Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes
is the author of fourteen books of poetry and many books of fiction, non-fiction, criticism and drama; and editor of several anthologies of poetry.
Denise Duhamel's most recent poetry titles are Ka-Ching! (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009); Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005); Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005); Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001); and The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999).
has published nine books and chapbooks of poetry, two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction, a book on the pedagogy of academic creative writing, some textbooks, and a couple hundred poems in magazines.
first book, Door to Door,
was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize and published by Fordham University Press, and his second book, Dragging the Lake,
was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press.
books are Trick Pear
and Keeping Time
, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, which will also publish her third book, Beauty Mark
. Recent poems have appeared in Poetry London
and Best American Poetry
Reginald Dwayne Betts
has been awarded the Holden Fellowship from the MFA program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. A Cave Canem fellow, his poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review
and Poet Lore
is the author of three books of poetry, Parable of Hide and Seek
(Alice James, 2010), Arranging the Blaze
(Anhinga, 2009), and An Architecture
(BlazeVOX, 2007) and the chapbook A Mirror to Shatter the Hammer
(Tarpaulin Sky, 2006)—as well as the editor of Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: The Teachers of WritersCorps in Poetry and Prose
(City Lights, 2009)