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Tom Sexton

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TOM SEXTON was born in 1940 in Lowell, Maassachusetts. After graduating from Lowell High School in 1958, he served in the U.S. Army. He holds degrees from Salem State College (Massachusetts) and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He taught at U-AK-Anchorage for twenty-five years, having been the poetry editor of Alaska Quarterly Review for ten years. He served as Alaska’s Poet Laureate from 1995 - 2000. His work has appeared in many journals including Amicus, The Hudson Review and Poetry. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska and Eastport, Maine. He is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently A Clock With No Hands (Adastra Press 2007) and For the Sake of the Light: New and Selected Poems (Univ. of Alaska Press 2009).