Robert Thomas’s second and most recent book, Dragging the Lake, was published by Carnegie Mellon. His first book, Door to Door, was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the Poets Out Loud Prize and published by Fordham. He has received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Field, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, New England Review, The Threepenny Review, and many other journals. Other poems from Bridge can be found in Poetry.