William Pitt Root’s recent collections include STRANGE ANGELS (2013), SUBLIME BLUE: SELECTED EARLY ODES OF PABLO NERUDA (Wings Press, 2012), WHITE BOOTS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS OF THE WEST (2006). In 2005, Carnegie Mellon Press re-issued THE STORM AND OTHER POEMS (originally from Atheneum, 1969) in their Contemporary Classics series. TRACE ELEMENTS FROM A RECURRING KINGDOM (Notable Book for 1994, The Nation) recollected Root's first five books. Earlier came FAULTDANCING, written near the intersection of the San Andreas and Mendocino Trench faults, REASONS FOR GOING IT ON FOOT, INVISIBLE GUESTS, STRIKING THE DARK AIR FOR MUSIC, FIRECLOCK, and others. His work appears in The New Yorker, The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, APR. Ploughshares, thedrunkenboat.com,and in anthologies including New Poets of the American West, Telling It Real, Comeback Wolves, Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece, The Generation Of 2000, Lexington Guide to Literature, New Yorker Book Of Poetry, and so on. WPR has been US/UK Exchange Artist (London & Cornwall), and a Fellow of the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, Stanford University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Translated into nearly 20 languages, his poems have been nominated repeatedly for the Pulitzer Prize and have won the Stanley Kunitz Poetry Award from Columbia Magazine, the Guy Owen Poetry Prize from Southern Poetry Review, three Pushcart Prizes, and a $500 award from Winning Poets Best War Poem contest. Beside being broadcast over Voice of America and Liberation Radio, he has read throughout the U.S. at universities, art galleries, coffee houses, hotel rooftops, even a wedding, in England, Mexico, Scandinavia, South Africa, Vietnam, Western and Central Europe. A frequent featured teacher/poet at Prague Summer Programs and Meacham Writers Conference, UT, Chattanooga, Bill was a featured writer at the 2011 Sha'ar Poetry Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2008, he won Editor's Choice Award for his poem "Onion" in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition; in 2010, he was finalist for the Neruda Prize at Nimrod. Hear Bill read his work with Molly Peacock at the Passaic Poetry Center on UTube.