Mark Jarman (poetry) is the author of 11 books of poetry: North Sea (Cleveland State University Poetry Center); The Rote Walker and Far and Away (Carnegie MellonUniversity Press); The Black Riviera (Wesleyan University Press); the book-length narrative poem Iris, Questions for Ecclesiastes, Unholy Sonnets (Story Line Press); To the Green Man, Epistles, Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems, and The Heronry (Sarabande Books). He has published two books of essays and reviews: The Secret of Poetry (Story Line Press) and Body and Soul: Essays on Poetry (University of Michigan Press, Poets on Poetry Series). With Robert McDowell, he co-authored The Reaper Essays (Story Line Press), a collection of essays they wrote for their magazine The Reaper during the 1980s. He co-edited Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (Story Line Press). His awards and honors include a Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award, the Poets’ Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Balcones Poetry Prize, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry. He is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.