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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

Chittagong (Iris Press, 2014), Malaria (Michigan State University Press, 2014), Until You Make the Shore (Salmon Poetry, 2013)
Bonemeal (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
(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
--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

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
Altoona, PA
Raised in:
Altoona, PA

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