Peter Balakian's recent books of poems include Ziggurat (University of Chicago, 2010) and June-Tree: New Selected Poems, 1974-2000 (Harper Collins). His memoir Black Dog of Fate was recently issued in a 10th anniversary edition. He teaches at Colgate.
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