In poems both intimate and public, meditative and musical, Dings seeks to enrich the present by evoking both the future and the past. Urgent and carefully formed, his poems seek and awareness and expression that are responsible--intellectually and emotionally--to the most private and most communal moments of human experience.
Fred Dings is the author of After the Solstice, a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award. His poetry has been published in the New Yorker, the New Republic, Poetry, and the Paris Review. He has taught creative writing at various universities.