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Rebecca Dunham reads from "Cold Pastoral"

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Mystery to Me

1863 Monroe Street

Madison, WI 53711

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Rebecca Dunham grew up on the coast of southern Maine and earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from Hollins University, an M.F.A. in Poetry from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri.

She has published three books of poetry. Glass Armonica was published by Milkweed Editions in 2013, after winning the 2013 Lindquist & Vennum Prize. Her other collections are The Miniature Room (Truman State University Press, 2006), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, and The Flight Cage (Tupelo Press, 2010). Her fourth - and newest - collection of poems is Cold Pastoral from Milkweed Editions.

Other awards and honors include a 2014 Sustainable Arts Fellowship and residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the 2012 So to Speak Poetry Prize, a 2007 NEA Fellowship, the 2005-2006 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellowship in Poetry at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the 2011 Terrain.org Poetry Prize, and the 2005 Indiana Review Prize for Poetry. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, AGNI, The Journal, FIELD, The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Third Coast, Crazyhorse, and Colorado Review.

In Spring 2015, she was the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University. She is currently Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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