Ambition and Survival
Becoming a Poet
By Christian Wiman
(Copper Canyon Press, Paperback, 9781556592607, 280pp.)
Publication Date: September 2007
Categories: American - General
An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.
Christian Wiman was born and raised in west Texas. His poetry and criticism appears widely in magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and Slate. His first book won the Nicholas Roerich Prize, and he has won the Ruth Lilly and Wallace Stegner Fellowships. He lives in Chicago, where he is the editor of Poetry magazine.