William Wenthe's fourth book of poems is God’s Foolishness, published by LSU Press in 2016; his other books are Words Before Dawn (LSU 2012), Not Till We Are Lost (LSU 2004) and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press, 1995, reprint 2003). He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. His poems have appeared in Poetry, the Paris Review, the Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, the Southern Review, Shenandoah, Open City, Tin House; and other journals and anthologies. Critical essays on the craft of poetry have appeared in the Yale Review, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review. Born and raised in New Jersey, he received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, and now teaches creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech University.