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Justin Wymer

Justin Wymer is a poet, scholar, and educator. Born and raised in southwestern West Virginia, he holds degrees from Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’s Workshop. Currently, he resides in Denver, where he is pursuing a PhD in creative writing and literary arts with a focus on trauma studies and literature of excess and difficulty.

A winner of the 2012 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize from the Radcliffe Institute for best thesis out of any discipline at Harvard College, Wymer has also received awards and fellowships from Harvard Office for the Arts, University of Iowa, University of Denver, Academy of American Poets, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Spanish Ministry for Culture and Sport.

Wymer’s poems, interviews, translations, and essays have appeared in various journals, including The Adroit JournalAtlantean PoetsBeecher’s, Boston Review‘s Poet Sampler (intro by Peter Sacks, 20 most-read poems of 2013), Columbia: A Journal of  Art and LiteratureConjunctionsHarvard Divinity BulletinKenyon ReviewLana Turner, Manchester Review (UK), Nat. Brut, Poetry Daily, The Rumpus, Souvenir Lit, and THRUSH Poetry Journal, and West Branch, among others. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Foglifter and an anthology on Appalachian labor poetics.

Wymer’s debut full-length collection, Deed, won the 2018 Antivenom Poetry Award, chosen by Jennifer Franklin, and will be published by Elixir Press in 2019.

February 2021

Editing & Revising Your “Finished Poems” for Publication with Justin Wymer on Zoom

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$320 8 tickets left

Join poet and professor, Justin Wymer, as he conducts a six week version of his wildly popular one-day craft class on revising poems for publication. Every poem is a living thing, an experiment in feeling and image, an exploration of psyche, an artist’s creation—a perfect example of crystalized subjective experience. Because the eye of the critic (and journal editor) is notoriously subjective, […]

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