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Landon Godfrey

Author's Bio

Landon Godfrey is the recipient of a 2013 Regional Artist Project Grant and a 2011-2012 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. In selecting her first book, <i>Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown</i>, for the Cider Press Review Book Award, David St. John writes, “Never has the sumptuous materiality of language felt more seductive than in Landon Godfrey’s remarkable debut collection, <i>Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown</i>. These exquisite poems are both sensually compelling and intellectually rigorous—a rare feat indeed. The iridescence of this marvelous volume continues to glow long after one has turned out the lights.” Printed at Asheville BookWorks, a limited edition letterpress chapbook, <i>In the Stone: Three Prose Poems</i>, will be published in Spring 2013. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies—including The Southeast Review, Lyric, Beloit Poetry Journal, POOL, Studium in Polish translation, and Best New Poets 2008—featured at Verse Daily and Broadsided, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her prose on poetry has been published by Q Avenue Press and Gulf Coast, and is forthcoming from Voltage Poetry. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she now lives in Black Mountain, NC, with her husband, poet Gary Hawkins.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown (Cider Press, 2011)

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Listing last updated: April 7, 2013

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

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