Judith Vollmer’s fifth full-length poetry collection, The Apollonia Poems, has been awarded the 2016 Four Lakes Poetry Prize of the University of Wisconsin Press and is forthcoming in early 2017. Vollmer also has received the Brittingham, the Cleveland State, and the Center for Book Arts publication prizes; grants from the National Endowment and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; finalist honors for the Paterson Poetry Prize; a National Book Critics Circle nomination; and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award of the University of Pittsburgh. Poems, reviews, and essays have appeared, or are about to, in The Women’s Review of Books, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, Agni, Poet Lore, The Stillwater Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern, edited by Mihaela Moscaliuc, and The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire. Vollmer teaches in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry & Poetry in Translation, and is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She lives in Pittsburgh.