About the Author
WAYNE LANTER Wayne Lanter, English Professor Emeritus, Southwestern Illinois College, was a Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing and at the Aspen Writer’s Workshop. He is a former Contributing Editor of St. Louis Magazine. He founded and for ten years edited River King Poetry Supplement. His books of poetry include The Waiting Room, Threshing Time, At Float on the Ohta-gawa, Canonical Hours, A Season of Long Taters, and In This House of Men. He has edited New Century North American Poets, an anthology of contemporary American and Canadian poets, and has published a novel, The Final Days. His work has been anthologized in the United States and in Canada.