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MRB Chelko

Author's Bio

MRB Chelko is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Manhattations (PSA, 2014). Her work has appeared in many journals and chapbooks – publications include: The Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Poetry International, and Washington Square Review. A recent John Ciardi Tuition Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Chelko holds an MFA in Poetry from The University of New Hampshire and lives in Central Harlem.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Manhattations (Poetry Society of America, 2014), The World after Czeslaw Milosz (Dream Horse Press, 2012), What to Tell the Sleeping Babies (Sunnyoutside Press, 2010), Six Recurring Dreams (Sunnyoutside Press, 2009)
Journals:
Agni Online, anderbo.com, Anti-, B O D Y, Bateau, Birdfeast, Cincinnati Review, Clementine Magazine, Contrary, Court Green, Diagram, DMQ Review, Eleven Eleven, Forklift, Ohio, Fourteen Hills, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Lake Effect, Loaded Bicycle, Lumina, Madison Review, Missouri Review, National Poetry Review, Pank, Paperbag, Poetry International, Pool, Portland Review, Real Poetik, Revolver, Sixth Finch, So and So Magazine, The Ampersand Review, The Cortland Review, The Laurel Review, Unsplendid, Verse Daily, Washington Square, Whiskey Island Magazine, White Whale Review
Prizes:
2013 PSA New York Chapbook Fellowship. 2010 Dream Horse Press Chapbook Prize. 2009 Lumina Poetry Contest (1st and 2nd place).

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Mary Ruefle, C.D. Wright, Joshua Beckman, Matthew Rohrer, M.A. Vizsolyi, Margarita Delcheva, Paul Celan, George Oppen, David Rivard, Charles Simic, Tomas Transtromer, Karina Borowicz, Dan Rosenberg...

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Listing last updated: January 5, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Bellingham, WA
Raised in:
PA

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