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J. Allyn Rosser


J. Allyn Rosser is the author of four poetry collections: Mimi’s Trapeze (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014); Foiled Again (Ivan R. Dee, 2007), winner of the New Criterion Poetry Prize; Misery Prefigured (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001), winner of the Crab Orchard Series Open Competition; and Bright Moves (Northeastern University Press, 1990), selected by Charles Simic as the winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. Rosser is a professor of English at Ohio University, where she also served for eight years as the editor of New Ohio Review. She lives in Athens, Ohio.

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