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BK Fischer is a writer and teacher living in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She is the author most recently of Radioapocrypha, a novella-in-verse that won the 2017 The Journal/Wheeler Prize from the Ohio State University Press. My Lover’s Discourse, a gurlesque remix of Roland Barthes’s classic text, is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions later this year. Her previous poetry collections are Mutiny Gallery, winner of the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize from Truman State University Press, and St. Rage’s Vault, an ekphrastic pregnancy memoir that received the 2012 Washington Prize from The Word Works. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, FIELD, Boston Review, Ninth Letter, Literary Mama, WSQ, Blackbird, Modern Language Studies, The Hopkins Review, Barrow Street, Southwest Review, Posit, and other journals. She is also the author of a critical study, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (Routledge, 2006), and was a finalist for the 2014 Balakian Citation in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. Her reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Jacket2, Los Angeles Review of Books, Kenyon Review, Poetry International, and elsewhere. She holds a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. She teaches in the School of the Arts at Columbia University and at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York.