ALAN MICHAEL PARKER is the author of seven collections of poems, including Long Division (Tupelo, 2012); his third novel, The Committee on Town Happiness, will be published by Dzanc Books in June, 2014. His has received three Pushcart Prizes, the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, and the 2012 North Carolina Book Award in Poetry for Long Division. Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, he also teaches in the University of Tampa low-residency M.F.A. program.
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