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Liz Ahl

  • Beating the Bounds. Hobblebush Books 2017

Eve Alexandra

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    The Drowned Girl. Kent State Press 2003
    Winner of the 2002 Wick Poetry Prize

Rane Arroyo

  • The Sky’s Weight. Turning Point Press 2009
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    The Buried Sea: New & Selected Poems. University of Arizona Press 2008

Cameron Barnett

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    The Drowning Boy's Guide to Water. Autumn House Press 2017
    Winner of the 2017 Rising Writer Prize

Joseph Bathanti

  • Land of Amnesia. Press 53 2009
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    The High Heart. Eastern Washington University Press 2007
  • They Changed the State: The Legacy of North Carolina’s Visiting Artists (1971-1995). North Carolina Arts Council 2007
  • Coventry. Novello Festival Press 2006
  • Anson County. Parkway Publishers 2005
  • East Liberty. Banks Channel Books 2001
  • This Metal. St. Andrews Press 1996
    Nominated for The National Book Award

Peter Beagle

  • Sweet Lightning. Tachyon 2009
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    We Never Talk About My Brother. Tachyon 2008
  • The Line Between. Tachyon 2006
  • A Dance for Emilia. Roc 2000
  • Tamsin. Roc 1999
  • The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances. Tachyon 1997
  • Giant Bones. Roc 1997
  • The Unicorn Sonata. Turner 1996
  • In the Presence of Elephants. Capra Press 1995
  • The Inkeeper's Song. Roc 1993
  • The Folk of the Air. Ballantine Books/Del Rey 1986
  • The Garden of Early Delights. Nonfiction 1982
  • The Lady and Her Tiger. Dutton 1976
  • The California Feeling. Doubleday 1969
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    The Last Unicorn. Viking 1968
  • I See By My Outfit. Viking 1965
  • A Fine and Private Place. Viking 1960

Jan Beatty

  • Jackknife. University of Pittsburgh Press 2017
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    The Switching/Yard. University of Pittsburgh Press 2013
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    Red Sugar. University of Pittsburgh Press 2008
  • Boneshaker. University of Pittsburgh Press 2002
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    Mad River. University of Pittsburgh Press 1994
    Winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Craig Bernier

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    Your Life Idyllic: Stories. Black Lawrence 2014
    St. Lawrence Book Award

CM Burroughs

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    The Vital System. Tupelo Press 2012

Karen Rose Cercone

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    Coal Bones. Berkeley 1999
  • Blood Tracks. Berkeley 1998
  • Steel Ashes. Berkeley 1997

Michael Chabon

  • Moonglow. Harper 2016
    Finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction
    ALA Carnegie Medal Finalist for Excellence in Fiction
    Winner of the Sophie Brody medal
    Wall Street Journal's Best Novel of the Year
    New York Times Notable Book of the Year
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    Telegraph Avenue: A Novel. Harper 2012
  • Maps and Legends. McSweeney’s 2008
  • Gentlemen of the Road. Del Rey 2007
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    The Yiddish Policeman’s Union: A Novel. HarperCollins 2007
  • The Final Solution. The Fourth Estate 2004
    Winner of the 2005 National Jewish Book Award
  • Summerland. Miramax/Hyperion 2002
    Winner of the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
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    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Picador 2001
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001
  • Werewolves in Their Youth. Picador 2000
  • Wonder Boys. Villard 1995
  • A Model World and Other Stories. William Morrow & Co. 1991
  • Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Harper Perenial 1989

Fiona Cheong

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    Shadow Theatre. Soho 2002
  • The Scent of the Gods. W.W. Norton 1991

Kazumi Chin

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    Having a Coke with Godzilla. Sibling Rivalry Press 2017

Robin Clarke

  • Lines the Quarry. Omnidawn 2013

Garnett Kilberg Cohen

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    Lost Women, Banished Souls. University of Missouri Press 1996

Kristofer Collins

  • The Liturgy of Streets. Six Gallery Press 2009
  • King Everything. Six Gallery Press 2007

Katie Coyle

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    Vivian Apple At the End Of the World. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015
  • Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Angie Cruz

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    Let It Rain Coffee: A Novel. Simon & Schuster 2005
  • Soledad. Simon & Schuster 2001

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

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    Paper Pavilion. White Pine Press 2007

Patricia Dobler

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    Collected Poems. Autumn House Press 2005
  • UXB. Mill Hunk Books 1991

Gwen Ebert

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    The Little Bat Trainer. University Press of New England 2002
    Winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry.

Barbara Edelman

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    Dream of the Gone-From City. Carnegie Mellon University Press 2017

Lynn Emanuel

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    The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected. Pitt Poetry Series 2015
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    Noose and Hook. University of Pittsburgh Press 2010
  • Then, Suddenly—. University of Pittsburgh Press 1999
  • The Dig. University of Illinois Press 1992
    1992 National Poetry Series Open Competition
  • Hotel Fiesta. University of Georgia Press 1984

Kelly Forsythe

  • Perennial. Coffee House Press 2018

Kathleen George

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    A Measure of Blood. Open Road 2014
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    Afterimage. St. Martin's 2007
  • Fallen. Dell 2004
  • Taken. Delacorte 2001
  • The Man in the Buick. BKMK Press 1999

Lester Goran

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    Outlaws of the Purple Cow, and Other Stories. Kent State University Press 1999
  • Bing Crosby’s Last Song. Picador 1998
  • She Loved Me Once, and Other Stories. Kent State University Press 1997
  • Tales from the Irish Club: A Collection of Short Stories. Kent State University Press 1996
  • The Bright Streets of Surfside: the Memoir of a Friendship with Isaac Bashevis Singer. Kent State University Press 1994
  • Mrs. Beautiful. New Horizons Press 1985
  • The Keeper of Secrets. McCall 1971
  • The Demon in the Sun Parlor. New American Library 1968
  • The Stranger in the Snow. New American Library 1966
  • The Candy Butcher’s Farewell. McGraw-Hill 1964
  • Maria Light. Houghton Mifflin 1962
  • The Paratrooper of Mechanic Avenue. Houghton Mifflin 1961

Miriam Bird Greenburg

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    In the Volcano's Mouth. University of Pittsburgh Press 2016
    Winner of the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize

Dave Griffith

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    A Good War Is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America. Soft Skull Press 2006

Kathryn Miller Haines

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    The Winter of Her Discontent. Harper 2008
  • The War Against Miss Winter. Harper 2007

J.C. Hallman

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    In Utopia: Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise. St. Martin’s 2010
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    The Hospital for Bad Poets. Milkweed Editions 2009
  • The Devil is a Gentleman. Random House 2006
  • The Chess Artist. St. Martin’s Griffin 2004

Linda Lee Harper

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    Kiss Kiss. Cleveland State University Poetry Center 2007
    Winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Competition
  • Toward Desire. Word Works 1996
    Winner of the 1995 Washington Prize for Poetry

Lizzie Harris

  • Stop Wanting. Cleveland State University Poetry Center 2014

Bob Hartley

  • North and Central. Tortoise Books 2017
  • Following Tommy. Červená Barva Press 2012

Yona Harvey

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    Hemming the Water. Four Way Books 2013

Terrance Hayes

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    How to Be Drawn. Penguin Poets 2015
    NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry
    Nominated for the National Book Award for Poetry
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    Lighthead . Penguin 2010
    National Book Award for Poetry
  • Wind in a Box. Penguin 2002
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    Hip Logic. Penguin 2002
    2001 National Poetry Series
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    Muscular Music. Tia Chucha Press 1999
    Winner of Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Tonya Cherie Hegamin

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    M+O 4EVR. Houghton Mifflin 2008

Aubrey Hirsch

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    Why We Never Talk About Sugar. Braddock Avenue Books 2012

Lori Jakiela

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    Miss New York Has Everything. Warner Books 2006

Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith

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    Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters. Loyola Press 2012

Geeta Kothari

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    I Brake for Moose and Other Stories. Braddock Avenue Books 2017
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    ‘Did My Mama Like to Dance?’ and Other Stories about Mothers and Daughters. Quill 1994

Mark Kramer

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    Dispossessed: Life in Our World’s Urban Slums . Orbis Books 2006

Nancy Krygowski

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    Velocity. University of Pittsburgh Press 2007
    Winner of the 2006 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Jeanne Marie Laskas

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    Concussion. Random House 2015
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    Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work. Putnam 2012
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    Growing Girls. Bantam Dell 2006
  • The Exact Same Moon. Bantam Dell 2003
  • Fifty Acres and a Poodle. Bantam Dell 2000

Gregory Lawless

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    I Thought I Was New Here. BlazeVOX 2009

Li-Young Lee

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    Behind My Eyes. Norton 2008
  • Book of My Nights. BOA Editions Ltd. 2001
    Winner of the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award
  • The Winged Seed: A Remembrance. Simon and Schuster 1995
    Recipient of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation
  • The City in Which I Love You. BOA Editions Ltd. 1990
    1990 Lamont Poetry Selection
  • Rose. 1986
    Winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award

Lawrence Lenhardt

  • The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage. Outpost19 2016

Anne Leonard

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    Moth and Spark. Viking 2014

Michelle Lin

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    A House Made of Water. Sibling Rivalry Pres 2017

Karin Lin-Greenberg

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    Faulty Predictions. University of Georgia Press 2014
    2013 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Thomas Lipinski

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    Death in the Steel City. Avon 2000
  • Steel City Confessions. Twilight 1999
  • A Picture of Her Tombstone. St. Martin's 1996
  • The Fall Down Artist. St. Martin's 1994

William Lychack

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    The Architect of Flowers. Mariner Books 2011
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    The Wasp Eater. Mariner Books 2005

Sam MacDonald

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    The Urban Hermit: A Memoir. St. Martin's 2008
  • The Agony of an American Wilderness. Rowman & Littlefield 2005

Sangeeta Mall

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    Flight of the Flamingo. Westland 2013

Dawn Lundy Martin

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    GOOD STOCK, STRANGE BLOOD. Coffee House Press 2017
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    Discipline. Nightboat 2011
    selected by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize
  • A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering. University of Georgia Press 2007
    winner of the Cave Canem Prize

Jennifer Matesa

  • Sex In Recovery: A Meeting Between the Covers. Hazelden Publishing 2016
  • The Recovering Body: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober. Hazelden Publishing 2014
  • Knowing Stephanie. University of Pittsburgh Press 2003
  • Navel-Gazing: The Days and Nights of a Mother in the Making. Three Rivers Press 2001

Jane McCafferty

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    Thank You for the Music. Tandem Library 2004

Mia McKenzie

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    The Summer We Got Free. Black Girl Dangerous Press 2012

Sarah Menkedick

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    Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm . Pantheon 2017

Michael Meyer

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    The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed. Walker & Company 2008

Dinty Moore

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    Between Panic and Desire. University of Nebraska Press 2008

Stephen Murabito

  • Lowering the Body. Star Cloud Press 2008
  • Communion of Asiago. Star Cloud Press 2006
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    The Oswego Fugues. Star Cloud Press 2005

Micki Myers

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    Trigger Finger. Pearl Editions 2003
    Winner of the Pearl Prize for Poetry, judged by Jim Daniels

Kristin Naca

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    Bird Eating Bird. Harper Collins 2009
    Winner of the National Poetry Series Contest, judged by Yusef Komunyakaa

Rachel Nagelberg

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    The Fifth Wall. Black Sparrow Press 2017

Ron Nyswaner

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    Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir. Advocate Books 2004

Peter Oresick

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    Warhol-O-Rama!. Carnegie Mellon University Press 2008
  • Definitions: Poems. West End Press 1990

Dennis Palumbo

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    From Crime to Crime. Tallfellow Press 2008
  • Writing From the Inside Out. John Wiley & Sons 2000
  • City Wars. Bantam 1973

Salvatore Pane

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    Last Call in the City of Bridges. Braddock Avenue Books 2012

Elena Passarello

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    Animals Strike Curious Poses. Sarabande Books 2017
  • Let Me Clear My Throat: Essays. Sarabande Books 2012

Craig Paulenich

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    Drift of the Hunt. Nobodaddies Press 2006

Lisa Phillips

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    Public Radio: Behind the Voices. CDS Books/Perseus 2006

Adriana Ramierz

  • The Violence. Scribner 2018

Nancy Reddy

  • Double Jinx. Milkweed Editions 2015

John Repp

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    Gratitude. Cherry Grove 2005
  • The Fertile Crescent. Cherry Grove 2004
    Winner of the 2003 Lyre Prize
  • Thirst Like This. University of Missouri Press 1990
    Winner of the Devins Award

Irina Reyn

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    What Happened to Anna K. Touchstone 2008
  • Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take on the Garden State. Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2007

Priscilla Rodd

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    Surviving Mae West. Vandalia Press 2006

Leslie Rubinkowski

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    Impersonating Elvis. Faber & Faber 1997

Lauren Russell

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    What’s Hanging on the Hush. Ahsahta Press 2017

Mike Scalise

  • The Brand New Catastrophe: A Memoir. Sarabande 2017

Paul Siegell

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    Poemergency Room. Otoliths Books 2008

Scott Silsbe

  • Muskrat Friday Dinner. White Gorilla Press 2017
  • Unattended Fire. Six Gallery Press 2012

Rebecca Skloot

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Crown/Random House 2010

Cindy Skrzycki

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    The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003

Aaron Smith

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    Lines the Quarry. Omnidawn 2013
    Selected by Brenda Hillman as winner of the 2012 1st/2nd Book Poetry Prize
    One of Verse's 2013 Recommended Books
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    Blue on Blue Ground. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press 2005
    Winner of 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Brandon Som

  • The Tribute Horse. Nightboat Books 2015
    Winner of Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Ed Steck

  • The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation . Ugly Duckling Presse 2013

Gerald Stern

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    Save the Last Dance. Norton 2008
  • Everything Is Burning. Norton 2005
  • American Sonnets. Norton 2002
  • Last Blue: Poems. Norton 2000
  • This Time: New and Selected Poems. Norton 1998
    Winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Poetry
  • Odd Mercy. Norton 1995
  • Bread Without Sugar. Norton 1992
    Winner of the Patterson Poetry Prize
  • Leaving Another Kingdom: Selected Poems. HarperCollins 1990

Robert Stevens

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    Eighty Days of Sunlight. Thought Catalog/Prospecta 2005

John Temple

  • American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic. Lyons Press 2015

John Temple

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    Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner’s Office. University Press of Mississippi 2005

Robert L. Tonsetic

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    Days of Valor: An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months of the Vietnam War. Casemate 2007
  • Warriors: An Infantryman’s Memoir of Vietnam. Random House 2004

Christopher Torockio

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    The Truth at Daybreak. Carnegie Mellon University Press 2008
  • Floating Holidays. Black Lawrence Press 2007
  • Presence. Saint Andrews Press 1999

Peter Trachtenberg

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    Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons. Da Capo Press 2013
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    The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning. Little, Brown and Company 2008
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    Seven Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh. Crown 1997

Sandy Tseng

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    Sediment. Four Way Books 2009
    Winner of the The Nation/Discovery Award

Judith Vollmer

  • The Apollonia Poems. University of Wisconsin Press 2017
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    Reactor. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 2004
  • The Door Open to the Fire. Cleveland State University Press 1998
  • Black Butterfly. Center for the Book Arts 1997
  • Level Green. University of Wisconsin Press 1990
    Winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry

Lynn Wagner

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    No Blues This Raucous Song. Slapering Hol Press 2009

Carole Waterhouse

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    The Paradise Ranch. PublishAmerica 2002
  • Without Wings. PublishAmerica 2001

Kellie Wells

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    Skin. University of Nebraska Press 2006
  • Compression Scars. University of Georgia Press 2002
    Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award
    Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers’ Award

Sarah Wexler

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    Awful First Dates: Hysterical, True, and Heartbreakingly Bad. Sourcebooks Casblanca 2012
  • Living Large. St. Martin's 2010
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