Early in Any Century & Self-Pith

J. Allyn Rosser’s fourth poetry collection, Mimi’s Trapeze, appeared in 2014 from Pittsburgh University Press. Rosser has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches at Ohio University.

Dimitra’s Path

Twentieth Anniversary

Construction & The Inventions of Memory

Peripheral Pleasures: Letters to Russell Banks, Daniel Holpern, and Stanley Plumly

Sebastian Matthews is the author of a memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps (W. W. Norton, 2004), and two books of poetry, We Generous (2007) and Miracle Day: Mid-Life Songs (2012), both from Red Hen Press. His new hybrid collection of poetry and prose from Red Hen, Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision (2017), won the Independent Publishers Book Award’s silver medal.

Two living wills & “As the story was told and told again”

Bob Hicok’s ninth book, Hold, is just out from Copper Canyon Press.

Russell and Mary


A few years ago, as sometimes happens to young people paying cheap rent in Brooklyn, I found myself suddenly driven from my apartment and furiously looking for a new one. This was February 2000, and rents were rising fast. …

Five to Seven

Marvin Bell’s recent books include Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2013 )and Whiteout (Lodima Press, 2011), a collaboration with photographer Nathan Lyons. The selections from “If & When” in this issue continue Bell’s poetic correspondence with Christopher Merrill, earlier exchanges from which were collected in After the Fact: Scripts & Postscripts (White Pine Press, 2016).


Robert Wrigley, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, lives in the high-mountain woods near Moscow. His eleventh and most recent book of poems is Box (Penguin, 2017).