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Chera Hammons

Author's Bio

Chera Hammons is a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College. Her work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Connotation Press, Rattle, Sugar House Review, Tar River Poetry, and Tupelo Quarterly, among others. Her chapbook Amaranthine Hour received the 2012 Jacar Press Chapbook Award. She currently resides in Amarillo, TX, where she works as a high school English teacher. She is a member of the editorial board of One poetry journal.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Amaranthine Hour (Jacar Press, 2012)
Anthologies:
"Teotwawki": What Matters Anthology (Jacar Press, 2013), "Wolf-Tongue": Improbable Worlds Anthology (Mutabilis Press, 2011)
Journals:
2River View, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Connotation Press, Hospital Drive, Jabberwock Review, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Pitkin Review, Rattle, Tar River Poetry Review, The Cherry Blossom Review, Tupelo Quarterly
Prizes:
Panhandle Professional Writers (Frontiers in Writing)-- 2010, First Place Short Fiction, Second Place Long Poetry; 2002, First Place Long Poetry; 2001, First Place Short Poetry, Third Place Long Poetry. Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers -- 2001, Second Place, Poetry. New England Poetry Club -- 2011, Barbara Bradley Poetry Award; 2012, Der-Hovanessian Translation Award, Honorable Mention. Jacar Press -- 2012 Jacar Press Chapbook Competition.

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Listing last updated: August 2, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Amarillo, TX

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