George Bilgere’s most recent collection of poetry is Blood Pages (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018). Other books include Imperial (University of Pittsburgh Press), The White Museum (Autumn House Press), Haywire (University of Utah Press) and The Good Kiss (University of Akron Press). His work is familiar to National Public Radio audiences through his appearances on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and A Prairie Home Companion. He has received grants and fellowships from the NEA, the Pushcart Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. He lives and teaches in Cleveland, Ohio, which has made him hardy and resolute.