Lawrence Raab is the author of nine books of poems, including Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts (Tupelo, 2015), which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and named one of the Ten Best Poetry Books of 2015 by The New York Times. An earlier collection, What We Don’t Know About Each Other (Penguin, 1993) was a winner of the National Poetry Series and a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent book of poems is The Life Beside This One (Tupelo 2017). He is also the co-author (with Stephen Dunn) of a chapbook of collaborative poems, Winter at the Caspian Sea. In 2016 Tupelo published his collected essays, Why Don’t We Say What We Mean? A new collection of poems, April at the Ruins, will appear (also from Tupelo) in March 2022. He is the Harry C. Payne Professor of Poetry Emeritus at Williams College, where he taught for forty-two years.