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THREE BOOKS: Elizabeth Willis, Magdalena Zurawski and Rod Smith


Elizabeth Willis is the author of Address (2011), which received the PEN New England/L. L. Winship Prize, and four previous books of poetry. Her second book, The Human Abstract (1995), was selected for the National Poetry Series. A recent Guggenheim fellow in poetry, she teaches at Wesleyan University. Alive, new and selected poems, is just out from the New York Review of Books. 

Rod Smith edits the journal Aerial, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC. He has taught at the The Iowa Writers' Workshop, The Maryland Institute College of Art, The Corcoran College of Art + Design, and George Mason University. Smith co-edited The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley (University of California Press, 2014). His collection, Touché, was published by Wave Books in 2015.

Magdalena Zurawski is the author of The Bruise (FC2, 2008). She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Georgia. She lives in Athens, Georgia. Her poetry collection Companion Animal was published by Litmus in May 2015.