Jill McDonough

2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry

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Jill McDonough is the author of Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), Oh, James! (Seven Kitchens, 2012), and Where You Live (Salt, 2012). She has received three Pushcart Prizes and is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program. McDonough taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program for thirteen years. She directs the MFA program at UMass-Boston and 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online.

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