Poetry. Editors' Selection from the 2020 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. In THE TEMPLE, Michael Bazzett has created a testament to inhabiting, for a while, a body in this world. It's a hymnal to the absurdity of believing, and believing in the absurd. THE TEMPLE seeks glimpses of the great beyond, a heaven fashioned out of earth and questions, in the here and now.
Michael Bazzett has published three books of poems: You Must Remember This (Winner of the Linquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, Milkweed, 2014), Our Lands Are Not So Different (Horsethief Books, 2017), and The Interrogation (Milkweed, 2017). His fourth collection, The Echo Chamber, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2021. His work has appeared in journals such as The Sun, The American Poetry Review, Image, Threepenny Review and Ploughshares, and his verse translation of the Mayan creation epic, The Popol Vuh, (Milkweed, 2018) was longlisted for ALTA's National Translation Award, as well as being named one of 2018's ten best books of poetry by The New York Times. He lives with his wife and children in Minneapolis. Author City: MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA