Rick Lyon is the author of Bell 8 (BOA, 1994). His work has been published in The American Poetry Review, Ironwood, The Massachusetts Review, The Nation and Partisan Review. He has had residences at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Yaddo, and in 1989 he received the "Discovery"/The Nation Award. Since 1986 he has operated a ferryboat at a marina on the Connecticut River. He currently lives in Essex, Connecticut.