ZUGZWANG // JOHN W. EVANS Book Description Zugzwang engages difficult continuities – from outsider to insider, from adolescence to adulthood – in which the reader participates with the speaker in the questions and discoveries that mark such transitions. Evans describes the double landscapes of the external and internal world with clarity and openness, allowing the reader to traverse a wholly human terrain with a wise, generous guide. These poems are unflinching and direct in their wonder at the power, and limitations, of witness. No one, including the poet, is immune to scrutiny. About the Author John W. Evans is a Wallace Stegner fellow in poetry at Stanford University. His poems appear in Boston Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Northwest Review, and Verse Daily. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Bangladesh, a Fulbright Hays fellow to India, and a middle school teacher, he currently serves as the executive director of The Katie Memorial Foundation (KMF), a nonprofit organization that promotes grassroots international public health work in the developing world. He lives in San Francisco. Zugzwang Review on Fiddler Crab Review. To read an interview conducted by and of John W. Evans, click here.