VALLEY OF WANT is a song in celebration of the difficulty of naming, of seeing, of putting one's finger on the elusive thing one feels is true. Graceful and witty, these poems are grounded in the thrilling stillness of nature and the contours of human connection through our self-performances, through our monsters, through our stories, through the language that makes us unmistakably ourselves.
ROSS WHITE is the author of Charm Offensive, winner of the 2019 Sexton Prize, and two chapbooks, How We Came Upon the Colony and The Polite Society. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Tin House, and The Southern Review, among others. He teaches creative writing and grammar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and directs Bull City Press. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswhite.Author City: CHAPEL HILL, NC USA