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TYRONE JAEGER lives and writes in a dome on the suburban Great Plains. He was born in the Catskill Mountains of New York, has lived in Central Florida, Ireland, California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Denver. Jaeger's poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in Indiana Review, PRISM International (Canada), Southeast Review, Nimrod, ONTHEBUS, Phantasmagoria, Vanguard (Australia), Descant (Canada), South Dakota Review, and Beloit Fiction Journal. Jaeger's journalism on Lincoln's Vietnamese community has appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star (click here and here for examples). He received his BA from Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida) and his MA from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, where he is studying for his PhD. He teaches writing at the University of Nebraska and at Denver's Lighthouse Writers. He received a Weldon Kees Writing Fellowship from the Nebraska Summer Writer's conference, and was nominated for Best American New Voices, 2006. His short story collection, Graffiti Mouth, was short-listed or the 2007 Iowa Short Fiction Award. He served as an editorial assistant for Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry," a syndicated newspaper column publishing contemporary poetry nationwide, and he currently serves as a Senior Fiction Reader for Prairie Schooner. Jaeger lives with his wife, Julee, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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