Winner of the 2001 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.-Barot's mature linguistic skills really come down to a metaphorical and musical intelligence that refuses to value one element over ather, that will t let the language or the longing take over.---From the Foreword by Stanley Plumly-This is a book of lyric wonders: wit that turns dark, darkness that blazes up again in music and story.---Eavan Boland Rick Barot is currently Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. He was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Wesleyan University, the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and Stanford, where he was a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in Poetry.
Rick Barot was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay. His first book, The Darker Fall, was the winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry published by Sarabande. In 2001, he received a poetry fellowship from the NEA. He currently teaches at Warren Wilson College and at Pacific Lutheran University.