Poetry. Derek Pollard's ON THE VERGE OF SOMETHING BRIGHT AND GOOD is a tight ball of golden strings. Each thread pulled reveals a playful night, a delicious taste of skin, a twilight seen through glass. 'The fruit is a dream we hold to,' he writes, and each word here is its own sweet fruit. If you want to feel like language loves you, read these poems."—Nicole Walker
Derek Pollard is editor of the critical anthology Till One Day the Sun Shall Shine More Brightly: The Poetry and Prose of Donald Revell (University of Michigan Press) and co-author with Derek Henderson of the poetry collection Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX Books). His poems, translations, essays, and reviews have been published in numerous anthologies and literary and scholarly journals, and his multimedia work has been performed and exhibited throughout the United States. He serves as Series Editor for the Poets on Poetry Series published by the University of Michigan Press. Previously, he served as Associate Editor at Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, as Poetry and Nonfiction Editor at Witness, and as Associate Editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Black Mountain Institute Fellow in Poetry, and has taught most recently at the Downtown Writers Center, University of Tampa, and Ringling College of Art and Design.
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