Upcoming Poets: May

March 7, 2024
Alan Shapiro has published 14 poetry collections (including Proceed to Check Out, Against Translation, Reel to Reel, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Night of the Republic, finalist for both the National Book Award and the International Griffin Prize). Winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award, LA Times Book Prize, and an award in literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, he is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His new book of poems, By and By, was published by Waywiser Press in October, 2023.

Cammy Thomas’s chapbook, Odysseus’ Daughter, is just out from Parkman Press. She has three full-length collections published by Four Way Books: Cathedral of Wish received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Tremors received 2022 Poetry Honors from the Mass Book Awards. A fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation helped her complete Inscriptions. Her poem, “Far Past War,” was set to music by her sister, composer Augusta Read Thomas, and premiered with the Cathedral Choral Society in 2022. She teaches literature to adults, and lives in Bolton, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.cammythomas.com.