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Kevin Prufer

Poet and editor Kevin Prufer was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned degrees from Wesleyan University, Hollins University, and Washington University. His work includes "In a Beautiful Country," "National Anthem," "Fallen From a Chariot," "The Finger Bone," and "Strange Wood." Prufer edits the journal Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing; other editing projects include "Until Everything Is Continuous Again: American Poets on the Recent Work of W.S. Merwin" (coeditor with Jonathan Weinert), "Dunstan Thompson: on the Life & Work of a Lost American Master" (with D.A. Powell), "New European Poets" (with Wayne Miller), "Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems" (with Joy Katz), and "The New Young American Poets: An Anthology." Prufer's many honors and awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lannan Foundation. He has received three Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Poetry Society of America, and the William Rockhill Nelson award. He is a professor in the English Department at the University of Houston. His newest book is "How He Loved Them."