Meet the Poet
Wally Swist has published several books of poetry, including Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012) and Velocity (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013). He is also the co-translator along with David Breeden and Steven Schroeder, of The Daodejing of Laozi (Lamar University Press, 2015). His poems have appeared in such journals and anthologies as Appalachia, Commonweal, North American Review, and Sunken Garden Poetry, 1992–2011 (Wesleyan University Press, 2012). He is the author of a scholarly monograph, The Friendship of Two New England Poets: Robert Frost and Robert Francis (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009). He has published over two hundred articles and reviews in periodicals such as The American Book Review, Connecticut Artists, Grolier’s Masterplots, The New Haven Advocate, and Small Press Review. He has also been the recipient of two fellowships and a number of grants. He keeps a website at WallySwist.com and invites your visit. The poet currently makes his home in South Amherst, Massachusetts. Read.