The Beck Series welcomes award winning poet and editor Kevin Prufer

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Kevin Prufer is the author of six books of poetry and the editor of numerous anthologies, the most recent of which are Churches (Four Way Books, 2014), In a Beautiful Country (Four Way Books, 2011), National Anthem (Four Way Books, 2008), New European Poets (Graywolf Press, 2008; w/ Wayne Miller), Until Everything is Continuous Again: Essays on the Work of W. S. Merwin (WordFarm Editions, 2012; w/ Jonathan Weinert), and Catherine Breese Davis: on the Life & Work of an American Master (Unsung Masters, 2015; w/Martha Collins & Martin Rock). His forthcoming book of poems, How He Loved Them, will be published by Four Way Books. His forthcoming edited volumes include Into English: An Anthology of Multiple Translations (Graywolf, 2016, w/Martha Collins) and Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (Milkweed, 2016; w/Wayne Miller and Travis Kurowski). Prufer also is editor-at-large of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, Co-Curator of the Unsung Masters Series, and Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and the low-residency MFA at Lesley University. Among Prufer’s awards and honors are four Pushcart prizes and multiple Best American Poetry selections, numerous awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Prairie Schooner/Strousse Award, two William Rockhill Nelson awards, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lannan Foundation. Born in 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin Prufer received his undergraduate degree from the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. He has graduate degrees from Hollins University and Washington University.

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