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Shane McCrae is the author of Mule, Blood, and Forgiveness Forgiveness (forthcoming from Factory Hollow Press), and his poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Fence, Pleiades, LIT and elsewhere. He has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and a fellowship from the NEA, and teaches at Oberlin College and in the brief-residency MFA program at Spalding University.
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