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Volume 59, Issue 1

FRONT COVER by Amy Johnquest, Percy Lightfoot, Star Pupil, Trent School, 2017. ALTERED CABINET CARD, CASEIN, ACRYLIC. Courtesy of the artist.

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The 9TH Annual ANNE HALLEY POETRY PRIZE

Poetry Reading by
ROSS GAY
Winner of the 9TH Annual
 ANNE HALLEY POETRY PRIZE
awarded by
The Massachusetts Review
Amherst Books
Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

A Cave Canem Fellow, Ross Gay is author of Against Which and Bringing the Shovel Down, the title poem of which enacts this poet’s excruciating extremes of terror and tenderness, and his profound understanding of what it means to be human. Gay’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review and Ploughshares, among others, and Terrance Hayes dubbed him “some kind of brilliant latter-day troubadour.”  An editor with the chapbook press Q Avenue, he teaches poetry at Indiana University and in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Drew University. He is also on the board of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a publicly-owned, volunteer-run food justice project.

 


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