Poem of the Week: “Romance, Wisconsin” by Christopher Cessac

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: November 16, 2010

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Christopher Cessac’s “Romance, Wisconsin,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue (Volume X, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

After studying literature and history at Texas A&M and graduating from The University of Michigan Law School, Christopher Cessac received an M.A. from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Cessac’s book of poems, Republic Sublime (Zoo Press) won the Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry. Another collection, Eros Among the Americans, was published by Main Street Rag Press. His work has appeared in Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, Kenyon Review, Mudlark, Sycamore Review, and elsewhere.

Tuesday of each week “One Poet’s Notes” highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it.