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A former New York Times Fellow, Ben Purkert has published poems in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Agni, Boston Review, Best New Poets 2012 and elsewhere. His first poetry collection, FOR THE LOVE OF ENDINGS, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. He's also one of the founders of CityShelf, a convenient way to browse indie bookstores. He currently teaches creative writing at Rutgers New Brunswick. 
Talk to me: @BenPurkert or bpurkert at gmail dot com