Nearly coinciding with Superbowl kickoff, we're presenting two marvelous young poets, Richard Greenfield and Aaron McCullough, for all those people who prefer Cantos to touchdowns. Greenfield's books include Tracer and Carnage in the Lovetrees; and McCollough's include Underlight and No Grave Can Hold My Body Down.
Richard Greenfield is the author ofA Carnage in the Lovetrees (University of California Press), which was listed as a Top Ten University Press Book by BookSense in 2003. His poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Electronic Poetry Review, Five Fingers Review,Fourteen Hills, Lit, Soft Targets, Volt, and others. He is an editorial adviser for Noemi Press and co-editor ofApostrophe Books, a small press of poetry, which began publishing books this year. He is completing a new manuscript titled Tracer and was recently a visiting writer at Brown University (listen to a clip). Born in Hemet, California, he spent his early childhood in Southern California and later lived in the Pacific Northwest. He lives in Eastern Tennessee.
Aaron McCollough has a PhD in Early Modern English Literature from the University of Michigan and an MFA in creative writing from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. His books of poetry include Underlight (2012, Ugly Duckling Presse); No Grave Can Hold My Body Down (2011, Ahsahta Press); Little Ease(2006, Ahsahta Press); Double Venus (2002, Salt Publishing); and Welkin (2001, Ahsahta Press). He is also one of the editors of Coming Through: Voices of a South Carolina Gullah Community from WPA Oral Histories (2008, University of South Carolina Press). McCollough was formerly the Subject Specialist for English Language & Literature and Comparative Lit. at Hatcher Graduate Library. Read some poems of his here.