blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
George Kalamaras

George Kalamaras is the author of six collections of poetry, including Kingdom of Throat-Struck Luck (Elixir Press, 2012), which won the Elixir Press Annual Poetry Awards Judge’s Prize, The Recumbent Galaxy (C&R Press, 2010), with Alvaro Cardona-Hine, Gold Carp Jack Fruit Mirrors (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2008) and The Theory and Function of Mangoes (Four Way Books, 2000), which won the Four Way Books Intro Prize. He is the author of six chapbooks, including Your Own Ox-Head Mask as Proof (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) and Something Beautiful Is Always Wearing the Trees (Stockport Flats, 2009), with Alvaro Cardona-Hine. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Hambone, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, New Letters, and Sulfur, and have been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (Scribner Poetry, 1997 and 2008). He has received many fellowships and awards, including a 1993 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a 1994 Indo-U.S. Advanced Research Fellowship, the 1998 Abiko Quarterly International Poetry Award, and fellowships in 2001 and 2011 from the Indiana Arts Commission. Kalamaras is a professor of English at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.  end

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