dawn lonsinger

dawn lonsinger is the author of Whelm (winner of the 2012 Idaho Poetry Prize and Cornell University’s Freund Prize), and recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Smartish Pace’s Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, four Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes, the 2014 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize, and runner up for the Poetry Society of America’s Emily Dickinson Award. Her poems and lyric essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Her poem, “Sundress,” was featured in the Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s Public Poetry Project 2016, appearing on 1500 posters in Pennsylvania libraries, public schools, bookstores, coffee shops, and universities. She holds an MFA from Cornell University, a PhD from the University of Utah, and is Assistant Professor at Muhlenberg College, teaching Creative Writing, Poetry & Politics, and Monstrosity & Apocalypse in Literature and Film. These days, she is beguiled by the benevolent, the feral, and all the quieter ghosts.


An Introduction to Melissa Crowe by dawn lonsinger

    Melissa Crowe is a curator of hauntings, of what lodges itself dead center in the chest, be it something marvelous, “your days—dawn-dark, full of promise,” or something disconcerting, “towers collapsing/ and collapsing.” In her poems we encounter a world that cannot be easily comprehended or classified or sated, […]