Lawrence Raab is the author of nine collections of poems, including What We Don’tKnow About Each Other, which was a winner of the National Poetry Series and a finalist for the National Book Award; The History ofForgetting; and Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and named as one of the Ten Best Poetry Books of 2015 by The New YorkTimes. A collection of his essays, Why Don’t We Say What We Mean? appeared in 2016, and his most recent collection of poems is The Life Beside This One. He has taught literature and writing at Williams College since 1976, where he is the Harry C. Payne Professor of Poetry.
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