Born in Cleveland, Ohio, David Citino earned a B.A. from Ohio University and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. His ten poetry collections include The Discipline: New and Selected Poems, 1980–1992 (1992), Broken Symmetry (1997), The News and Other Poems (2002), The Appassionata Poems (1983), and A History of Hands (2006). Citino taught for many years at Ohio State, where he was named poet laureate of the school. He edited a book on teaching poetry, The Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry (2001), and served as a poetry editor at the Ohio State University Press. Citino’s awards included fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council and Ohioana Career Award from the Ohioana Library Association.