“My 2013 NEA fellowship in poetry allowed me time to finish my 2014 book from Counterpath, Here, finalist for a Northern California Book Award, and to begin my next book, As If, to be published by Omnidawn in 2018. I am humbled and grateful to be included in a list that includes diverse, brilliant, and significant writers throughout its long history. What lives in a culture is art, not weaponry.”

Maxine Chernoff

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