"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begun upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop."
Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (1827).
Three poems that had been selected for The 64: the Best Poets of 2019 will be out soon, just in time for 2021!
Gregory Loselle graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in Humanities, Education, and Creative Writing, and has taught there in the Creative Writing and Composition Programs, and the School of Education.
He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study a variety of subjects, at several universities and colleges, throughout his teaching career. He has been associated with the Interlochen Arts Camp at the Interlochen (Michigan) Center for the Arts as an Instructor of Creative Writing and staff member since 1981 and has worked as a writer and editor in a variety of fields. He is a fellow of the National Humanities Center. He is a recipient of the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Award for Playwriting, the Lorian Hemingway Award for Short Fiction, the Robert Frost Award, and the Rita Dove Prize for poetry, and four Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan, where he also won the Academy of American Poets Prize. His chapbooks of poetry have been published by Moonstone Press, Puddinghouse Press and Finishing Line Press, and his full-length collection The Very Rich Hours, is available from Poetry Box Press. Mr. Loselle is a National Board Certified Teacher. He dabbles in bookbinding and visual art.
With a haunting and contemplative voice, ... Loselle employs rhythm, word-play, and richness of language, line after line. Through rhyme, narrative constructs, and repetition, he crafts poems that are admirably controlled and precise.... Loselle’s beautifully spun poems continue to reverberate long after the last light’s been switched off.