Cameron Awkward-Rich

2021 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry

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Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry, Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and Dispatch (Persea Books, 2019), both Lambda Literary Award finalists. Duke University Press will release his book The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment in fall 2022. His writing has appeared in Poetry, the American Poetry Review, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Signs, the Paris Review, and elsewhere and has been supported by fellowships from Cave Canem, the Watering Hole, Duke University, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Presently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

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