Poetry. "Roger Mitchell's poems are superbly crafted—and at the same time always open to surprise and serendipity. The poems may begin in unassuming observation, but their ultimate aim is the clarity of thought that can only arise from a sensibility that is deeply self-aware but never self-important. These are wry, rueful, and subtly original poems—the work of a contemporary master."—David Wojahn
Roger Mitchell is the author of 12 previous books of poetry, most recently REASON'S DREAM (Dos Madres, 2018) and The One Good Bite in the Saw-Grass Plant (Natural Dam Publishing, 2010), poems written in The Everglades while on an AIRIE Fellowship. New work can be found in Stand, Tar River Poetry, Blueline, Poetry East, On the Seawall, Mudlark and other journals. He has recently published Their Own Society (Hamilton Stone Editions, 2022), a collection of reviews and essays, and completed a biography of the poet Jean Garrigue. He lives in Jay, New York, with his wife, the fiction writer, Dorian Gossy.