teaches creative writing and poetry and humanities in the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga’s interdisciplinary honors program. He is the author of ten books of poems including Resonance (2010) (Eric Hocher Award), Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems (2004) and Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems (2003). He is also the author of two crucial books, Acts of Mind: Conversations with American Poets (Choice Award) and Dismantling Time in Contemporary Poetry (Agee Award Winner). He has been named a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, Witter – Bynner Fellow, NEA fellow, NEH Fellow. In 2009 he won the AWP George Garret National Award for Teaching and Arts Advocacy.