Kevin McIlvoy

Kevin McIlvoy lives in Asheville, North Carolina. His newest books include At the Gate of All Wonder (Tupelo, 2018) and 57 Octaves Below Middle C (Four Way, 2017). For twenty-seven years he was editor in chief of the literary magazine, Puerto del Sol, at New Mexico State University. All of these poems are from a new collection, The River Scratch. The title of “Around my bed America was falling” is directly taken from two lines (“Around my bed / America was falling”) in the Ilya Kaminsky poem, “We Lived Happily During the War.”