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09/26/2009

Baron Wormser is the author of seven books of poetry and a poetry chapbook. He is the co-author of two books about teaching poetry and the author of a memoir and a collection of short stories. He teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program and the Fairfield University MFA program and directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching in Franconia, New Hampshire. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He served as poet laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2005 and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2005.

Books he has authored include The White Words (1983), Good Trembling (1985), Atoms, Soul Music and Other Poems (1989), When (1997), Mulroney & Others (2000) and Subject Matter (2004). His chapbook, Carthage, about a personage who is a President of the United States was published in 2005. His memoir, The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid, published in 2006, has gone through four printings and was issued in paperback in April of 2008. An edition of new and selected poems entitled Scattered Chapters was published in 2008. Also published in 2008 was a volume of short stories entitled The Poetry Life: Ten Stories. One of those stories, "William Blake,” was selected as a winner of a 2006 McGinnis-Ritchie Award for fiction from Southwest Review.

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