Maurice Manning (poetry) is the author of six books of poetry, including One Man’s Dark (Copper Canyon Press). His fourth book, The Common Man (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. His first book, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (Yale University Press), was selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Manning’s other books include A Companion for Owls, Bucolics, and The Gone and the Going Away (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He has held fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland. In 2009, Manning was awarded the Hanes Poetry Prize by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 2011, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2012 he received the Lee Smith Award from Lincoln Memorial University. Manning teaches at Transylvania University and in the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. He lives in Kentucky.