Chard deNiord is the Poet Laureate of Vermont. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Interstate (2015), The Double Truth (2011), which the Boston Globe named one of the top ten books of poetry in 2011, and Night Mowing (2005), all from University of Pittsburgh Press. His book Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs: Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets (2012) contains essays and interviews with Galway Kinnell, Donald Hall. Maxine Kumin, Jack Gilbert, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton and Robert Bly. DeNiord’s poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, American Poetry Review, The American Scholar, New Ohio Review, The New Republic, and The New York Times. He is Professor of English at Providence College, the co-founder and former director of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry, and a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife Liz.