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Christopher Bakken was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1967. He is the author of two books of poetry: Goat Funeral, which was awarded the Helen C. Smith Memorial Prize by the Texas Institute of Letters for the best book of poetry published in 2006; and After Greece, for which he was awarded the 2001 T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry. He is also co-translator of The Lions' Gate: Selected Poems of Titos Patrikios. He received his M.F.A. in poetry from the Writing Seminars at Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at University of Houston. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in places like The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, PN Review, Boulevard, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, Literary Imagination, Contemporary Poetry Review (www.cprw.com), and Modern Poetry in Translation. He served as aFulbright Scholar in American Studies at University of Bucharest, Romania, in 2008. He is an Associate Professor of English at Allegheny College.

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