This week we welcome Phoebe Putnam as our guest blogger. Phoebe teaches in the History and Literature concentration at Harvard, and recently completed her first manuscript, Land Lies in Water, on the panoramic vantage in small poems by early-career poets. She has published on Wallace Stevens, and is a recipient of Harvard University's Bowdoin Prize for her essay on Elizabeth Bishop's poetics of touch. She is delighted to be part of this week's Best American Poetry blog where she will be featuring contemporary poets and their thoughts on book covers and jacket design. Her design blog, Silk Felt Soil, can be found here. Welcome, Phoebe.