Talvikki Ansel is the author of Jetty (Zoo Press, 2003), and My Shining Archipelago, chosen as a winner by James Dickey for the Yale Younger Poets Series in 1996. Of her work James Dickey has said, “She renders the heat, the closeness, the mystery, and the terrible fear of the undisclosed, the lurking, the waiting to happen. This is true imagination, true craft.” Her poems have appeared in the anthologies New Young American Poets (Southern Illinois University, 2000) and The Pushcart Prize XXVI, and in magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, and The New Republic. She lives in Rhode Island. For more information on Ansel’s poetry and to read some of her work, click here.