Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes
Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes's books include First Language (Juniper Prize), To Remain (Gesu Award), and Magnetism (Poetry Award from Bay Area book Reviewers Association). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Massachusetts Review, New Yorker, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Poetry.
He received a 1997 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Bodysongs, a collection of love poems, was published by Heyeck Press in 1999, and Works and Days (Associated Writing Programs Award Series) was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2000. He has also received the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award and Gordon Barber Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. He lives in North Carolina and Cortona, Italy, with his wife, writer Frances Mayes.
Read excerpts from Speed of Life here.