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David Rivard
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David Rivard is the author of Otherwise, Elsewhere (Graywolf Press, 2011); Sugartown (Graywolf, 2006); Bewitched Playground (Graywolf, 2000); Wise Poison (Graywolf, 1996), winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Torque (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Graywolf released his new book, Standoff, in August 2016. His poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, AGNI, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, and other magazines. Among his awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, the National Endowment for the Arts, the 2006 O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Massachusetts Arts Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as two Pushcart Prizes. A former poetry editor at Harvard Review, he directs the University of New Hampshire MFA in Writing Program and lives in Cambridge. (updated 10/2016)

Rivard’s collection Wise Poisons was reviewed in AGNI 46 by George Weld.

Read “Finding Indirection: An Interview with David Rivard” by Jennifer S. Flescher in AGNI Online.

Rivard’s collection Bewitched Playground was reviewed in AGNI 52 by David Roderick.

AGNI has published the following work:

Essays
A Tribute to Gail Mazur
AGNI 78 Print Only
Poetry
Real Thing Strange
AGNI 42 Print Only
Poetry
Drafts of “Question for the Director of Recycling”
AGNI 46 Print Only
Poetry
Question for the Director of Recycling
AGNI 46 Print Only
Poetry
Versace
AGNI 47 Print Only
Poetry
Question for the Magic Hour
AGNI 47 Print Only
Essays
A Note on Steven Berg’s Rimbaud: “. . . still unilluminated I . . .”
AGNI 67 Print Only
Essays
In Memoriam Michael Mazur, 1935–2009
AGNI 70 Print Only
Poetry
The Debt
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Poetry
And Continuing
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Poetry
The Road Out
AGNI 28 Print Only
Poetry
Arrival Song
AGNI 28 Print Only
Poetry
Ariadne
AGNI 27 Print Only
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