"Rival Gardens offers a thrilling gift to anyone who loves metaphors, human beings, compassion, and the revelation of sly observation."

--Jessica Greenbaum, editor of Upstreet and author of The Two Yvonnes

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Read an interview with Connie at The Rumpus.

Connie Wanek has been writing since her hand could hold a pencil. She is the author of four books of poetry, including Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, newly released from the University of Nebraska Press. It's the second book in the Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry Series. She is also the author of a book of prose called Summer Cars, published in 2014 by Will o' the Wisp Books.