J. Allyn Rosser, GPC 2006-2007
J. Allyn Rosser was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Sparta, New Jersey. She was educated at Middlebury College and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her PhD in English Literature. She has taught at the Universities of Houston and Michigan and now lives in Athens, Ohio where she edits New Ohio Review and teaches in the creative writing program of Ohio University. Misery Prefigured, her second volume of poems, won the Crab Orchard Review Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2001. Her first book, Bright Moves, was selected by Charles Simic to win the Morse Poetry Prize (Northeastern University Press). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ohio Arts Council, Yaddo, Breadloaf, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as the Peter I.B. Lavan Award for Younger Poets from the Academy of American Poets, the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry, and a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared recently in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Slate.com, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Hudson Review, The Paris Review, and in several anthologies. Her collection, Foiled Again, won the 2007 New Criterion Poetry Prize and was published by Ivan R. Dee in 2008.
Works Available Online
“Handle.” (Audio, read by poet). Poetry Foundation.
“Then Too There Is This.” (Audio, read by poet). Poetry Foundation.
“ Fourteen Final Lines.” Slate. Sept. 26, 2006.
“ Be the Dog.” Versedaily.org
“ The Lie.”The New Criterion. September 2007
“Final Invitation,” “Unrainy Day,” “The Lie.” The New Criterion.
“Sugar Dada” Poetry Out Loud.
“Unthought” Slate. November 2004.