Wally Swist

Wally Swist, writer (Amherst, MA) has published twenty books and chapbooks of poetry, often in letterpress limited editions. His book, Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love, was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as a co-winner in the Crab Orchard Series Open Poetry Competition, and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in August 2012. His book, Winding Paths Worn through Grass, was published by Virtual Artists Collective, of Chicago, Illinois, in June 2012. He is the author of The Friendship of Two New England Poets: Robert Frost and Robert Francis (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009); and as an editor he has provided commentaries for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (Talmi Entertainment, 2012).