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GEORGE O'CONNELL grew up outside Chicago, holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Illinois, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His honors include the Pablo Neruda Award in Poetry, Atlanta Review's International Grand Prize, Bellingham Review's 49th Parallel Award, an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, and many Pushcart Prize nominations. He has also been poet-in-residence at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago's Ox Bow Colony. Author of Getting the Range, which won the Soundpost Prize, and Blood Work, he has recent poems in Mississippi Review Prize Stories and Poems of the Year, The Paterson Literary Review, Zone 3, The Comstock Review, and Southern Poetry Review. He has taught creative writing and literature at Cornell College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Writer's Workshop, Creighton University, and Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where he is presently scholar-in-residence and engaged with his next collection, The Six Yellows of Wheat.

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