Patrick Rosal

Patrick Rosal is the author of five poetry collections including The Last Thing: New and Selected Poems (Persea Books, 2021), Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea Books, 2016), winner of the 2017 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Boneshepherds (Persea, 2011); My American Kundiman (Persea, 2006); and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (Persea, 2003).

About his winning collection, judge Rigoberto González says:

Brooklyn Antediluvian sings as both lament and celebration: it connects histories, landscapes, and stories of times past to the joyous rhythms of the present. Nothing left behind is forgotten or lost, but so too will the sorrow and surprise of separation be woven into the narrative of a continuing hard-won journey. Rosal’s poems are energetic, curious, and attuned to the momentums of the never-ending search for community and home.

Rosal teaches at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in Rahway, New Jersey.