Kelly Cherry’s most recent book is Twelve Women in a Country Called America: Stories.
Louise Gl ck has won the Pulitzer Prize the National Book Critics Circle Award the National Book Award the Library of Congress Rebekah Johnson Bobbit National Prize the Bollingen Award the William Carlos Williams Award and the Melville Kain Award She has served twice as the poet laureate of t
Elizabeth Bishop 1911-79 was a poet laureate then called ldquo consultant in poetry rdquo of the United States a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award and for 17 years a resident of Brazil which allowed her to keep her distance from the ldquo lit biz rdquo while staying in
Angela O'Donnell's poetry balances hard truths with a sweetness of spirit that is rare in our time.
We often use the word wise to mean ldquo insightful rdquo or ldquo graceful rdquo or ldquo shrewd rdquo or even ldquo humble rdquo Philip Levine rsquo s newest just-published poetry collection his 20th not even counting chapbooks is wise in a more fundamental truer way it is knowing