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Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring Peter Filkins

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Peter Filkins is the author of Water / Music, forthcoming from Johns Hopkins UP on April 6,  and four previous collections of poetry – What She Knew (Orchises 1998), After Homer (Braziller 2002), Augustine’s Vision (New American Press 2010), and The View We’re Granted (Johns Hopkins 2012), for which he received the 2013 Sheila Motton Award for a best book of poetry from the New England Poetry Club. His work has received the Stover Award in Poetry from Southwest Review, the New American Press Chapbook Award, a Finalist Award in Poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, an Outstanding Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association, a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Millay Colony, the James Merrill House, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in The American Scholar, The New Republic, Poetry, The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, The Paris Review, The N.Y. Times Book Review, and numerous other publications. He serves as the Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and also teaches translation at Bard’s main campus.

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                        BOOKS:  Poetry:

                            Water / Music. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, April 2021.

                           The View We’re Granted. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2012.

                            Augustine’s Vision. Milwaukee: New American Press, 2010.

                            After Homer. New York: George Braziller, 2002.

                            What She Knew. Washington DC: Orchises Press, 1998.