Jay Rogoff’s most recent book of poems, Venera, appeared last spring from LSU Press. His four previous books include The Long Fault (2008) and The Art of Gravity (2014), both also from LSU. His poetry and criticism appear in many journals, and he serves as The Hopkins Review’s dance critic. “Enamel Eyes” comes from a book-length poetic sequence about 1870 Paris, dealing with the Franco-Prussian War, the siege of Paris, and the ballet Coppélia. Rogoff lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he teaches at Skidmore College.