Donald Platt’s sixth book of poems, Man Praying, appeared in 2017 from Parlor Press / Free Verse Editions, and his fifth, Tornadoesque, in 2016 from CavanKerry Press. He is a recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three Pushcart Prizes. Over the years, his poems have appeared in many magazines and journals, including The New Republic, Nation, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Seneca Review, New England Review, Western Humanities Review, Field, Iowa Review, Southwest Review, Southern Review, and Yale Review, as well as in The Best American Poetry 2000, 2006, and 2015. His poems have also been reprinted on the websites of Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. He teaches in the MFA Program at Purdue University.