Poet Bio: Aaron Graham is the poetry editor of Muse /A Literary Journal, Assistant Poetry Editor for The Tishman Review, and served as assistant editor of The Squaw Valley Review. He was the 2016 Cecilia Baker Memorial Visiting Fellow for Seaside Writers, and an alumnus of Squaw Valley Poets and The Ashbury Home School. Aaron is a veteran of The Marine Corps's Human Intelligence Counterterrorism Task Force Middle East--service in both Afghanistan and Iraq. His work has appeared in SAND, Rising Phoenix, The Taos International Journal of Poetry and Art, The East Bay Review, Zero-Dark-Thirty, Grist, Alternating Current and more. His poetry has won Seven Hills Press's Penumbra Poetry Prize, Tishman Review's 2015 Poetry Contest, Tethered by Letters' 2017 Luminaire Award. His 2017 chapbook, The Hurry Up and the Wait, was shortlisted for Tupelo Press's Sunken Garden Award as was his Skyping from a Combat Zone, in 2016. His first full length collection, Blood Stripes, was shortlisted for the 2015 Berkshire Prize, and his "PTSD Poem #12" has been nominated for 2016's Best of the Net. Aaron is currently finishing his Doctorate at Emory University.
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