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Jane Springer

Author's Bio

Jane Springer's new book, *Murder Ballad* won the 2011 Beatrice Hawley Award and is forthcoming from Alice James Books in May of 2012. She teaches at Hamilton College in upstate New York where she lives with her husband, John Powell, their son Morrison, and their two dogs, Woofus and Georgia.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Murder Ballad (forthcoming) (Alice James Books, 2012), Dear Blackbird, (University of Utah Press, 2007)
Prizes:
Agha Shahid Ali book prize, Beatrice Hawley book prize, Whiting Award, NEA Fellowship. Pushcart, Robert Penn Warren Prize, AWP Intro Award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Quantum Lyrics by A. Van Jordon, The Physics of Imaginary Objects by Tina May Hall, Beautiful County by Robert Wrigley, Chronic by D.A. Powell, Inseminating the Elephant by Lucia Perillo
Favorite Books:
Larry Levis: *Winter Stars" William Stafford: *An Oregon Message* Ovid: *The Art of Love*
Favorite Authors:
Seth Tucker, Nazim Hikmet, James Kimbrell, Agha Shahid Ali, David Kirby, Terrence Hayes, Illya Kaminsky, Barbara Hamby, Matt Bondurant, Keats, Virgil, Karyna McGlynn, George Herbert, LB Thompson, Sylvia Plath, and all those listed above and more.

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Listing last updated: July 11, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Lawrenceburg, TN

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