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Jacques J. Rancourt is the author of Brocken Spectre (forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2021), Novena (winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize), and the chapbook In the Time of PrEP (Beloit Poetry Journal). His poems have appeared in the Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. He has held poetry fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. He lives in San Francisco.
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