Don Bogen

Don Bogen is the author of five books of poetry, including Immediate Song (Milkweed Editions, 2019). His poems have appeared recently in Poetry Northwest, Agni, The Yale Review, and other journals. An emeritus professor at the University of Cincinnati, he splits his time between Cincinnati and Martinez, California. His website is

  • Photographer’s Song & Nothing Song

    Standing in the shade,
  • Flowers in a Vase

    The dahlias' unopened buds poke like periscopes above their clownish mass