Bin Ramke

(1947 / Port Neches, Texas)

Biography of Bin Ramke

Bin Ramke poet

Lloyd Binford Ramke (born 19 February 1947 Port Neches, Texas) is an American poet and editor.

He graduated from at Louisiana State University, from University of New Orleans, and from Ohio University with a Ph.D. He taught at Columbus College.

He was editor of the University of Georgia Press's Contemporary Poetry Series, from 1984 to 2005. In 2005, he became involved in the Contemporary Poetry Series controversy about Jorie Graham's selection of Peter Sacks. He resigned as editor.

He teaches at the University of Denver. He edits the literary magazine Denver Quarterly. He lives in Denver with his wife, Linda, a fiction writer, and their son, Nic. Updates

Better Late than Never

I was young once, at least, if not beautiful.
And what is beauty anyway? The light off snow
is pretty. I was young once, as young as any.
After all, she thought, to know the edge
of truth or of mountains, you need to lie or fall.

Everyone has an inner life, O careless love,
it's as simple as that. That's why they hurried
to marry before the month ended—fear of June.

[Report Error]