How many times the blood rush of truck, bus & subway
has passed below my window.
How often this body, meant to bend & breed—squat like
my mother’s, her mother’s & hers—has
paced instead, inside its head, gazing skyward for a noun or phrase to
shatter the glass of
Kathy Fagan received an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD in English from the University of Utah.
She is the author of five books of poetry: Sycamore (Milkweed Editions, 2017), for which she was awarded the Ohio Poet of the Year award; Lip (Eastern Washington University Press, 2009); The Charm (Zoo Press, 2002); MOVING & ST RAGE (University of North Texas Press, 1999), winner of the 1998 Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry; and The Raft (Dutton Press, 1985), winner of the National Poetry Series.
Fagan is the recipient of fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. She is a professor of English at Ohio State University, where she also directs the MFA program, as well as the poetry editor of OSU Press and advisor to The Journal.
Sycamore (Milkweed Editions, 2017)
Lip (Eastern Washington University Press, 2009)
The Charm (Zoo Press, 2002)
MOVING & ST RAGE (University of North Texas Press, 1999)
The Raft (Dutton Press, 1985)