DANIEL BOSCH was awarded the first Boston Review Poetry Prize (1998) for four poems riffing on films starring Tom Hanks. His work has been published in journals such as Poetry, Slate, The TLS, Agni, Berfrois, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, and The Paris Review, and a collection, Crucible was published by Other Press in 2002. He is Senior Editor at Berfrois.
Note: With the exception of alterations of pronouns, tenses, word order, and punctuation, along with insertion of possessive pronouns for noun phrases, and the removal of quotation marks, “My Peculiar Geography” is taken entirely from Wikipedia entries for the founder of Amazon.com “Jeffrey Bezos” and “Amazon” (the river). It will appear in the forthcoming debut volume of poems *by* Bezos, Relentless.