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MICHAEL DUMANIS was born in 1976 in Moscow, of the the former Soviet Union, and grew up in Buffalo and Rochester, New York. He holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University, an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD from the University of Houston. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, New England Review, Verse, and many other journals. A recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the James Michener Foundation, and Yaddo, he has previously served as Poetry Editor of Gulf Coast and the Poetry Curator at Brazos Bookstore. He now lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is an Assistant Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he also oversees the Wesleyan Reading Series. Michael recently received the 2006 Juniper Prize for Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Press for his collection, entitled My Soviet Union, to be published in 2007.



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