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Erin Hollowell, 16 April 2012, Homer, AlaskaBeing Poetry is written by Erin Coughlin Hollowell, a writer, editor, and poet who lives in Alaska. She received her MFA in writing poetry from the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in 2009. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Blue Earth Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Weber Studies. Her first collection of poetry Pause, Traveler is forthcoming in January 2013 from Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press.

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