William Trowbridge

William Trowbridge’s latest collection, Oldguy: Superhero—The Complete Collection, was published in September by Red Hen Press. His other collections are Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. His poems have appeared in more than forty anthologies and textbooks as well as on The Writer’s Almanac, An American Life in Poetry, and in such periodicals as Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Georgia Review, Boulevard, Southern Review, Plume, Columbia, Rattle, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, and New Letters. He lives in the Kansas City area and teaches in the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in Writing Program. He was poet laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016.

  • A black and white photograph of a black metal pail
    February 18, 2021 | William Trowbridge
    Photo by Russ Morris / Flickr Some may live just a block away, even nearer: the Walmart clerk who’d coolly hook a hot wire to your gonads, the grease monkey keen on beheading, the cleaning...

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