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CONSTANCE MERRITT

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Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and educated at the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock, CONSTANCE MERRITT holds BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Utah, and a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. The recipient of the 2002 Edward Stanley Award from Prairie Schooner, two Pushcart Prize nominations and an Academy of American Poets College Prize, she is the author of A Protocol for Touch, University of North Texas Press, 2000, and winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry (Eleanor Wilner, Judge) and a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Book Award. She has published poems in Callaloo, Quarterly West, American Literary Review, Disability Rag & Resource, and The Women's Review of Books, among others. She lives in Lincoln, while pursuing her MFA at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina.



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