Bruce Bennett is the author of nine volumes of poetry and more than twenty-five poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Subway Figure (Orchises Press, 2009), and his most recent chapbooks are The Wither’d Sedge (Finishing Line, 2014) and Swimming in a Watering Can (FootHills Publishing, 2014). In 2012 he was awarded a Pushcart Prize for a villanelle, “The Thing’s Impossible,” published in Ploughshares. In 2014 he retired from Wells College, where he had taught English and Creative Writing and directed the college’s Visiting Writers Series since 1973. He was recently selected as the first recipient of the annual Writing the Rockies Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Creative Writing.