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Rusty Morrison’s “Beyond the Chainlink” (Ahsahta) was a finalist for the NCIBA and also for the NCBA Awards in Poetry. “After Urgency” (Tupelo) won The Dorset Prize. “The true keeps calm biding its story” (Ahsahta) won the Sawtooth Prize, the Academy of American Poet’s James Laughlin Award, the Northern California Book Award, & the DiCastagnola Award from Poetry Society of America.  “Whethering” (The Center for Literary Publishing), won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. “Book of the Given” was published by Noemi Press. She has received the Bogin, Hemley, Winner, and DiCastagnola Awards from PSA. Recent poems and essays have appeared in Boston Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, Pen Poetry Series, Prelude, VOLT, and elsewhere. Her poems have been anthologized in the “Norton Postmodern American Poetry 2nd Edition”, “The Arcadia Project: Postmodern Pastoral”, “Beauty is a Verb”, “The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare” and elsewhere. She has been co-publisher of Omnidawn ( since 2001.