George Higgins, born in Detroit, Michigan, is a public defender in Oakland, California. He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where he studied with Robert Hayden and an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College where he was a Holden Fellow. His ﬁrst published poem, a villanelle, was selected for Best American Poetry 2003 by Yusef Komunyakaa. Other poems have appeared in Fugue, Lungfull, Nimrod, Pleiades, and Salamander. George is presently a Cave Canem Fellow. He lives in Oakland with his wife Sharon and his dog Puck. This is his ﬁrst book.
Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/White Violet Press (September 19, 2013)