D.A. Powell’s most recent collection of poetry is Useless Landscape or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf, 2012). His other books include Chronic, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize. His awards include a Paul Engle Fellowship from the James Michener Center, an NEA fellowship, and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is an associate professor of English at the University of San Francisco.