Photo: Penny Howell Jolly
Jay Rogoff has published five books of poetry: The Cutoff (Word Works, 1995), which won the 1994 Washington Prize, How We Came to Stand on That Shore (River City, 2003), The Long Fault (Louisiana State University Press, 2008), The Art of Gravity (LSU Press, 2011), and Venera (LSU Press, 2014). His next book, Enamel Eyes, forthcoming from LSU in 2016, presents a book-length poetic sequence about 1870 Paris, dealing with the Franco-Prussian War, the siege of Paris, the famous artists of the period, and the ballet Coppélia. His chapbook Twenty Danses Macabre was selected by Camille Dungy as the winner of the 2009 Robert Watson Poetry Award. He has also published the chapbook First Hand (Mica, 1997) and collaborated with printmaker and book artist Kate Leavitt on the artists’ book Venera (Green Eye, 2001). Rogoff’s poetry has appeared in many publications, including AGNI, Field, The Georgia Review, The Hopkins Review, The Kenyon Review, Literary Imagination, The New Republic, Ploughshares, The Progressive, and The Southern Review. His criticism has also appeared widely in such journals as The Georgia Review, The Hopkins Review, The Kenyon Review, Literary Imagination, Shenandoah, and The Southern Review. He serves as dance critic for The Hopkins Review and The Saratogian, and contributes regularly to Ballet Review. Rogoff lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife, art historian Penny Howell Jolly, and teaches at Skidmore College.