Peter Cooley

Peter Cooley has published nine books of poetry, most recently Night Bus to the Afterlife. An Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, he directs creative writing at Tulane University and is the Poet Laureate of Louisiana. His next collection, World Without Finishing, will be published by Carnegie Mellon in 2018.

March 14, 2017

A poem from the Spring 2017 issue.

Never allow your heaven to grow too large,
the raven said, when I stepped out, first light.
But it was not a raven. I am lying.