Physical Pleasures

A Portrait of Elmer

Among Blackberries

Michael Waters’s recent and forthcoming books include The Dean of Discipline (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Celestial Joyride (BOA Editions, 2016), and a coedited anthology, Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies (Knopf, 2019). A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Waters teaches at Monmouth University and for the Drew University MFA program. He is also the recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the NEA, the Fulbright Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The Three Towns

Light Sips on Nothingness

from The Death of Love: A Satanic Essay in Möbius Form

on The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch

on Silences by Tillie Olsen

on Tragic Realism and Modern Society: Studies in the Sociology of the Modern Novel by John Orr