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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 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 holds degrees from Harvard and NYU, and currently teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.