J. Allyn Rosser, GPC 2006-2007
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
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.
(Audio, read by poet). Poetry
“Then Too There
Is This.” (Audio, read by poet).Poetry
“Fourteen Final Lines.” Slate. Sept. 26, 2006.
“Be the Dog.” Versedaily.org
“The Lie.”The New Criterion.
“Unrainy Day,” “The Lie.” The New
“Sugar Dada” Poetry Out Loud.
“Unthought” Slate. November 2004.