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Eric Paul Shaffer is author of five books of poetry, including Lāhaina Noon (2005); Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen (2001); Portable Planet (2000); RattleSnake Rider (1990); and Kindling: Poems from Two Poets (1988; with James Taylor III). More than 350 of his poems appear in more than 200 local, national, and international reviews and in anthologies, such as The EcoPoetry Anthology, Jack London Is Dead: Contemporary Euro-American Poetry in Hawai‘i, 100 Poets Against the War, and The Soul Unearthed. Shaffer received the 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature and a 2006 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Award for Lāhaina Noon. He won a 2006 Fellowship to the Summer Fishtrap Writers Workshop in Oregon and the 2009 James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. In 2013, he was keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops at Hawai‘i Pacific University. Burn & Learn, his first novel, was published in Fall 2009. He teaches at Honolulu Community College.