Trying to Make Coffee
by William Doreski
Issue 0 :: Spring 2007 (poetry)
William Doreski, Professor of English, Keene State College (New Hampshire), teaches creative writing, literary theory, and modern poetry. Born in Connecticut, he lived in Boston, Cambridge, and Arlington (MA) for many years, attended various colleges, and after a certain amount of angst received a PhD from Boston University. After teaching at Goddard, Harvard, and Emerson colleges, he came to Keene State in 1982. He has published several collections of poetry, most recently "Sacra Via" (Tatlock Publications, 2005) and "Another Ice Age" (Cedar Hill, 2006), and three critical studies, "The Years of Our Friendship: Robert Lowell and Allen Tate" (University Press of Mississippi, 1990), "The Modern Voice in American Poetry" (University Press of Florida, 1995), and "Robert Lowellâ€™s Shifting Colors" (Ohio University Press, 1999), and a textbook entitled "How to Read and Interpret Poetry" (Prentice-Hall). His critical essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in many academic and literary journals, including The Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, The New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, The Antioch Review, and Natural Bridge.