John Witte’s poems have appeared with regularity over the years in such publications as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Antaeus, and American Poetry Review. He has received two writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and numerous other grants and awards. He is the author of LOVING THE DAYS, published by Wersleyan University Press, and THE HURTLING, forthcoming from Orchises Press in 2006. He has also edited numerous books, most recently, THE COLLECTED POEMS OF HAZEL HALL (Oregon State University Press, 2000). He lives with his family in Eugene, Oregon, and works at the University of Oregon, teaching contemporary literature, and editing Northwest Review.