Ed Pavlic’s next book is a prose-poetic photo essay set on a dhow amid the islands off the coast of Kenya, but here are small clear refractions (Kwani? Books, Nairobi, 2008). His other books of poems are Winners Have Yet to be Announced, an epic poem centered in the life and music of soul singer Donny Hathaway (UGA Press, 2008), Labors Lost Left Unfinished (UPNE, 2006), and Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue which won The American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Award in 2001. He’s also author of the critical study of African-American modernism, Crossroads Modernism (U Minn P, 2002). He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, St. John’s College (York, UK), and Union College as well as in poetry workshops at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia and at the Kwani? Literary Festival in Kenya. He now lives in Athens, Georgia where he directs the MFA / PhD Program in Creative Writing and teaches at the University of Georgia.