John Surowiecki

John Surowiecki‘s fourth book, Flies, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2013. His other three are Barney and Gienka (CW Books, 2010), The Hat City after Men Stopped Wearing Hats (Washington Prize, Word Works, 2007) and Watching Cartoons before Attending a Funeral (White Pine Prize, White Pine Press, 2003). He’s also had six chapbooks published. In addition, his work also appeared in Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Twentieth Anniversary Anthology (Wesleyan University Press) and the Hecht Prize Anthology (Waywiser Press). Recently he’s won the Poetry Foundation Pegasus Award for verse drama and the Nimrod Pablo Neruda Prize and took the silver in the Sunken Garden National Competition. Publications include: Alaska Quarterly Review, Antietam Review, Carolina Review, Columbia Review, Gargoyle, Indiana Review, Margie, Nimrod,, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Redivider, Rhino, The Southern Review and West Branch.


At the United Mine Workers Monument to the Victims of the Ludlow Massacre, Ludlow, Colorado by John Surowiecki

  It looks like any war monument in any U.S. town except it doesn’t commemorate a war and it’s in the middle of nowhere and into its stone are carved the names of children. The meadows surrounding it look like backyards without houses attached to them: then a fog comes […]