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Bin Ramke

Bin Ramke was born in south Texas, spent time in Louisiana when he was young, and attended the University of Louisiana. Once a student of mathematics, Ramke studied literature as an undergraduate and earned a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Ramke combines these typically disparate interests to inform his poetry. Bin Ramke's first collection of poems, "The Difference Between Night and Day," won the Yale Younger Poets Prize; "The Massacre of the Innocents" and "Wake" were awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Denver and occasionally at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, edits the Denver Quarterly, and is the author of more than eight collections of poetry. His newest collection is "Light Wind Light Light."