Click here to read this week’s poem: “If Not” by Phillip Sterling.
Phillip Sterling is the author of Significant Others (Main Street Rag 2005) and Mutual Shores (New Issues Press 2000), as well as And For All This: Poems from Isle Royale (Ridgeway Press forthcoming). His poems have appeared recently in Poet Lore, The Comstock Review, TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics, and Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior. He earned a PhD from Bowling Green State University and is now a professor emeritus of Ferris State University. He serves on the board of directors of the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters and teaches community workshops for that organization. He lives in Lowell, Michigan.