William Pitt Root served from 1997–2002 as the first Poet Laureate of Tucson, Arizona, where he lived while commuting weekly to teach in New York City. His numerous publications include Trace Elements from a Recurring Kingdom, named a 1995 “Notable Book,” by The Nation, and a finalist in the Pen West Poetry Award. Other books of poetry include Faultdancing (1986); Reasons for Going It on Foot (1983); In the World’s Common Grasses (1977, Pulitzer nominee); Coot and Other Characters (1977); Striking the Dark Air for Music (1973, Pulitzer & National Book Award nominee); The Storm and Other Poems (1969, Lamont Prize nominee.) He has published in such journals as The Atlantic, New Yorker, Harpers, The Nation, Commonweal, American Poetry Review, Triquarterly, Poetry, among others. His poems have been anthologized many times, including in And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century 1999, Men of Our Time: Male Poetry in Contemporary America, Voices of Conscience, Blood to Remember: Poets on the Holocaust, and in The New Yorker Book of Poetry. His work has also been translated into several languages and broadcast on Radio Free Europe. He teaches at Hunter College in New York City and commutes from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, poet Pamela Uschuk.
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