The emblem, not the animal, mattered. We swatted mosquitoes, made no pilgrimages to Vermont to see bears and moose. I wanted to get as close as possible to my potential animal totem....more
Greg Wrenn's first book, Centaur, was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. His poems and essays have appeared in The New Republic, AGNI, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, he is an assistant professor of English at James Madison University. He is currently at work on an environmental memoir about a remote, pristine coral reef.