Kerri Webster’s book, We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (University of Georgia Press, 2005) was the winner of the Contemporary Poets Series. Our selection committee found this “a lovely, strong, first book, mysterious, ineffable, Charles Olson-like on many levels.” Ms. Webster has a BA from Boise State and an MFA from Indiana University. She was a Writer in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis and now lives in Boise, where she works as a Poet in the Schools. Ms. Webster is the recipient of a Crazyhorse Emerging Writer Prize and Residency, a fellowship from the Idaho Commission of the Arts, and the 49th Parallel Poetry Award given by the Bellingham Review. Her work has most recently appeared in numerous journals including The Boston Review, High Chair, At Length, The Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, and Handsome. Many of these poems will appear in her second collection called Grand and Arsenal, which won the Iowa Prize.
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