Catherine Bowman is the award-winning author of 1-8OO-HOT-RIBS, Rock Farm, Notarikon, The Plath Cabinet, as well as editor of Word of Mouth: Poems, which was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the Paris Review, the LA Times and Best American Poetry among other journals. She lives on a farm and teaches literature, writing, and poetry at Indiana University Bloomington. The poems in Bowman’s latest collection Can I Finish, Please? (Four Way Books), are shape-shifting acts, lyric interruptions that crave and resist completion, where the mutable self and the world are made and unmade over and over.