I'd already found out that one of the secrets to happiness was never loan your books. But I loaned it anyway. We were all of us poor and living on ideas, stumbling home late to basement apartments, talking to ourselves. What did we own except books and debt? When the time came we could
Bobby C. Rogers
Bobby C. Rogers received a BA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Virginia, where he studied with Charles Wright. He is the author of Paper Anniversary (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), which won the 2009 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. He is also the recipient of a Greensboro Review Literary Prize in Poetry. He lives in Memphis, where he teaches English at Union University.