Alfred Corn has published ten books of poems, including Stake: Selected Poems, 1972–1992 and, most recently, Unions. He has also published two novels, Part of His Story and Miranda’s Book; a study of prosody, The Poem’s Heartbeat; and two collections of critical essays, The Metamorphoses of Metaphor and Atlas: Selected Essays, 1989–2007. His many honors include Guggenheim, NEA, and NYFA fellowships and an Award in Literature from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He has taught in the School of the Arts at Columbia and held visiting posts in the U.S. and England. His play, Lowell’s Bedlam, premiered at Pentameters Theatre in London in 2011. A Life Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, he lives in Rhode Island and spends part of every year in the U.K.