William Trowbridge is currently Poet Laureate of Missouri. Hislatest collection is Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems (Red Hen Press, 2014). His other collections are Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. His poems have appeared in more than 35 anthologies and textbooks, as well as on The Writer's Almanac and in such periodicals as Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, The Georgia Review, Boulevard, The Southern Review, Columbia, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, and New Letters. He has given readings and workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, and literary conferences throughout the United States. He teaches in the University of Nebraska Low-residency MFA in Writing Program.