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Patrick Donnelly, director of The Frost Place Poetry Seminar, is the author of The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press) and Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012), the latter book a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. In 2013 he received a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program award, which funded a 3-month residency in Japan during 2014. Donnelly is a current associate editor of Poetry International, and a former associate editor (1999 – 2009) at Four Way Books. In 2015, Donnelly will be a Visiting Writer at the Vermont Studio Center. He has taught at Smith College, Colby College, the Lesley University MFA Program, The Frost Place, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and elsewhere. He was a 2008 recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and of the 2004 Margaret Bridgman Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his spouse Stephen D. Miller, with whom he translates classical Japanese poetry and drama. Donnelly and Miller’s translations are included in The Wind from Vulture Peak: The Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Period (Cornell East Asia Series, 2013). Their translations have also appeared in many journals, including Bateau, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Circumference, The Drunken Boat, eXchanges, Kyoto Journal, Metamorphoses, New Plains Review, and Noon: The Journal of the Short Poem.
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