Michael Shewmaker

Michael Shewmaker is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. His first collection of poems, Penumbra, received the 2016 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Yale Review, Poetry Daily, New Criterion, and elsewhere.
October 27, 2016

A poem from the Fall 2016 issue.

I’ve seen enough of your creation, Lord,
its absurd conceits, the sins of idle men
ripened to gnashing teeth.