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Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Miles Waggener studied Spanish and English at Northern Arizona University before earning an MFA from the University of Montana, where he received the Richard Hugo Memorial Scholarship. His poems have appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, the Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, the Mid-American Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. He won an individual creative writing fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts in 2003 and a prize from the Academy of American Poets at the University of Montana. Before joining the faculty of the Writer's Workshop at The University of Nebraska Omaha, he taught creative writing and Latin American literature at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. His collection Phoenix Suites won the Washington Prize and was published in 2003 by The Word Works. Sky Harbor was published in 2011 by Pinyon Publishing.

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