Sam WittEverlasting Quail, won the Katherine Nason Bakeless First Book Prize in 2000, sponsored by Breadloaf. Everlasting Quail was published by UPNE Press the following year, at which time Witt received a Fulbright Fellowship to live and write in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Witt has participated in poetry festivals at Druskininkai and Vilnius at the invitation of the Lithuanian government. He has been a resident at the Breadloaf Writers' Conference and at Yaddo; his poems have been published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Fence, New England Review, and other journals. His second book, Sunflower Brother, won the Cleveland State University Press Open Book competition for 2006. It is available from Cleveland State University Press. In 2008, Witt served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Witt is currently teaching at Framingham State University and looking for a publisher for his new manuscripts, Occupation: Dreamland and In the Aphasia Ward.
First posted on May 26, 2011 6:12 AM
- New Moon
- Occupation: Dreamland
- Icarus4, In Moonlight
- Song of the Daughter
- Petersburg Dawn
- Sam Witt Q&A on his poem "Icarus in Moonlight"
- Sam Witt Q&A on determining form
- Sam Witt Q&A on becoming interested in poetry
- Sam Witt Q&A on saying his poems aloud
- Sam Witt Q&A on obstacles to becoming a poet
- Sam Witt Q&A on favorite poems
- Sam Witt Q&A on the spoken word
- Sam Witt Q&A on his writing time
- Sam Witt