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A former New York Times Fellow, @BenPurkert has published poems in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Agni, Boston Review, Fence and other journals. His manuscript was recently a finalist for the Field Poetry Prize and Brittingham Prize. He's also the founder of CityShelf, an easy way to source books locally and support indie bookstores. He teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.