After Moving to a Place Where I Do Not Know the Names of Plants and Birds

William Wenthe’s third book of poems is Words Before Dawn (Louisiana State University Press, 2013); his others are Not Till We Are Lost, also from Louisiana State University Press, and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press). He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. He teaches creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech University.