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Eric Paul Shaffer

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By way of bio, I am author of five books of poetry, including Lahaina Noon (2005), Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen (2001), and Portable Planet (2000); Road Sign Suite: Across America and Again (2007), a poem sequence in a chapbook, is my most recent publication. My poems appear in Slate, North American Review, Threepenny Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Australia's Island and Quadrant, Canada's Dalhousie Review, Event, and Fiddlehead, New Zealand's Poetry NZ and Takahe, England's Stand and Magma. I received the 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, an endowed literary prize given yearly to an established local writer in Hawai'i, and a 2006 Ka Palapala Po'okela Book Award for Lahaina Noon. My poem "Officer, I Saw the Whole Thing," a poem from Lahaina Noon, received a "Special Mention" in the Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXI (2007).