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Cameron Conaway

Author's Bio

Cameron Conaway is a former MMA fighter, an award-winning poet and the 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Penn State Altoona. While serving as the Poet-in-Residence at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand, Conaway wrote Malaria, Poems (MSU Press, 2014), the first full-length book of contemporary poetry about malaria's impact on the world. He's a Rotary International End Polio Now "HistoryMaker" and a former Executive Editor at The Good Men Project. He currently serves on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Chittagong (Iris Press, 2014), Malaria (Michigan State University Press, 2014), Until You Make the Shore (Salmon Poetry, 2013)
Chapbooks:
Bonemeal (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Journals:
(SALit) Savannah Art and Literature , Bare Root Review, Best Poem, Blue Fog Journal, Canopic Jar, Ghoti Magazine, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, Memewar Magazine, Ottawa Arts Review, Poetry Midwest, Shampoo, Stickman Review, The New Writer, The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, The Write Room
Prizes:
--Awarded the 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residency at Penn State Altoona --Named an End Polio Now "HistoryMaker" by Rotary International (2012, 2013, 2014) --Recipient of the 2012 Wellcome Trust Arts Grant (for Malaria, Poems) --Recipient of the 2012 Reader Views Literary Award for Best Book, Mid-Atlantic (Caged) --Awarded a WhatsYourFight.com Muay Thai Sponsorship, Thailand, 2011 --Award the 2007-2009 Poet-in-Residency at the University of Arizona's MFA Creative Writing Program --Recipient of the Richard Russo Award for Literary Criticism, 2007 --Recipient of the Richard Russo Award for Creative Writing, 2006

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Listing last updated: July 23, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Altoona, PA
Raised in:
Altoona, PA

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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