Jody Bolz’s most recent books of poetry are The Near and Far and the novella-in-verse Shadow Play, both from Turning Point. She received her BA and MFAfrom Cornell, where she studied with A.R. Ammons, and taught creative writing for more than 20 years at George Washington University. Her work has appeared widely in literary magazines (The American Scholar, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Poetry Review among them) and poetry anthologies. From 2002-2019, Bolz edited the journal Poet Lore, founded in 1889.