Wally Swist Archive

Wally Swist’s books include Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as co-winner in the 2011 Crab Orchard Series Open Poetry Contest, and A Bird Who Seems to Know Me: Poems Regarding Birds & Nature (Ex Ophidia Press, 2019), the winner of the 2018 Ex Ophidia Press Poetry Prize.

Recent poems appear in Buddhist Poetry Review, Commonweal, Rattle, Still Point Arts Quarterly, and Transference: A Literary Journal Featuring the Art & Process of Translation.

Recent books include The Bees of the Invisible (2019) and Evanescence: Selected Poems (2020), both with Shanti Arts.

He has also published collections of nonfiction, including Singing for Nothing: Selected Nonfiction as Literary Memoir (The Operating System, 2018), On Beauty: Essays, Reviews, Fiction, and Plays (Adelaide Books, 2018), and The Friendship of Two New England Poets: Robert Frost and Robert Francis (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009).

Forthcoming books include Awakening & Visitation and Fruit of my Flower: Selected Adaptations & Translations, also with Shanti Arts.


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Vol. Three Issue One

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After Lu Chi’s Wen Fu (Complete Text)