Mark Jarman is known for his significant contributions to American narrative poetry. His fourth collection, The Black Riviera, was awarded the Poets’ Prize in 1991. Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems includes work from his previous nine books. He has also written two essay collections, The Secret of Poetry and Body and Soul, which address narrative, craft, and form. Jarman is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville.