Karl Kirchwey is the author of six books of poems, including, most recently, Mount Lebanon (Marian Wood Books/ Putnam's, 2011), and of a translation of Paul Verlaine's first book of poems, as Poems Under Saturn (Princeton University Press, 2011). He is also the author of a long poem-in-progress entitled Mutabor. He is Professor of the Arts at Bryn Mawr College and, from 2010-13, is serving as Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome.
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Fall & Winter 2012-13