About the Author
ROBERT CORDING teaches English and Creative Writing at the College of the Holy Cross where he is the Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published five collections of poems: Life-list, which won the Ohio State University Press Journal Award in 1987, What Binds Us to This World (Copper Beach Press 1991), Heavy Grace (Alice James, 1996), Against Consolation (CavanKerry Press, 2002), Common Life (CavanKerry Press, 2006). He has received two grants in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and two from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. In 1992, he was poet-in-residence at the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. His poems have appeared in the Nation, Image, AGNI, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Poetry, DoubleTake, Orion, Paris Review, The New Yorker and many other magazines. He lives in Woodstock, Connecticut with his wife and three children.