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Poet and essayist MERRILL GILFILLAN was born in Ohio and has lived in Montana, New York City, and western Nebraska. He has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado. In 1998 his book Chokecherry Places (Johnson Books) won the Western States Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. In addition, he is the author of Grasshopper Falls (Hanging Loose Press, 2000). His other books include Sworn Before Cranes. He is the author, most recently, of Magpie Rising: Sketches from the Great Plains (U of Nebraska P, 2003).

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