W. E. Butts

collage by W.E. Butts

W.E. Butts: is the author of five fulllength books of poetry, including Cathedral of Nervous Horses, New and Selected Poems; Radio Time; and Sunday Evening at the Stardust Café, which was a finalist for the 2005 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry and winner of the 2006 Iowa Source Poetry Book Prize. His poems frequently appeared in journals such as the Birmingham Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Mid American Review, and Poetry East, and have been reprinted in many anthologies. Butts, who died at home in 2013, was the New Hampshire Poet Laureate at the time of his death. The two poems published in this issue are among a handful of unpublished pieces he had intended for a new manuscript.