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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 one of the founders of CityShelf, a convenient way to browse indie bookstores. He holds degrees from Harvard and NYU, and currently teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.