David Bottoms’s seven books of poetry include Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump, winner of the 1979 Walt Whitman Award, and We Almost Disappear (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). He coedited The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets, and is also the author of two novels. Most notable among his many prizes is an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Bottoms lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter and holds the Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters at Georgia State University. He is Poet Laureate of Georgia.