Michael Shewmaker

Michael Shewmaker is the author of Penumbra (2017), winner of the 2016 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. Born in Texarkana, Texas, he is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His recent poems appear in Best American Poetry, Image, Missouri Review, Narrative, Oxford American, Yale Review, and elsewhere. He is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Emily.


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