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Greg Fraser

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Gregory Fraser earned an M.F.A. in poetry at Columbia University, where he won the David Austen Best Manuscript Award, judged by former poet laureate Stanley Kunitz. In 1999, Fraser completed his Ph.D. in English and creative writing at the University of Houston, where he was awarded the Donald Barthelme Prize and the James Michener Award for Poetry. A two-time finalist for the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, Fraser’s first collection of poems, Strange Pietà, was published in 2003 by Texas Tech University Press. His poetry has appeared in the Southern Review, the Paris Review, Ploughshares, and many other literary journals. He is the co-author, with Chad Davidson, of Poetry Writing: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave Macmillan 2008). His second collection of poems, Answering the Ruins, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2009. The recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Fraser teaches English and creative writing at the University of West Georgia, in Carrollton, GA.