“To live poetry is better than to write it.” — BASHO

Joel Brouwer

Joel Brouwer is the author of Exactly What Happened (Purdue UP, 1999), which received the Larry Levis Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University; Centuries (Four Way Books, 2003), a National Book Critics Circle “Notable Book”; and And So (Four Way Books, 2009). He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNIBoston ReviewChelseaCrazyhorseGeorgia ReviewGettysburg ReviewIowa ReviewMassachusetts ReviewNew England ReviewThe New York Times Book ReviewParis ReviewParnassusPloughsharesPoetryThe ProgressiveTin HouseWashington Post Book World, and other publications. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and teaches at The University of Alabama.