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Bonnie Bolling

Bonnie Bolling is the author of In the Kingdom of the Sons, selected for the 2011 Liam Rector First Book Prize by Tom Sleigh. Her poems have appeared in Southern Review, The Cortland Review, The American Literary Review, The Dos Passos Review and many other journals and broadsides, and have been anthologized in One For the Money-Anthology of One Sentence Poems and The Adrienne Rich Tribute Anthology. She has received a graduate fellowship in creative writing from University of California-Riverside, financial awards to study at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Prague Summer Writers' and Napa Valley Writers' Conference, was winner of The Donald Drury Award for both fiction and poetry, finalist for The Rita Dove Poetry Prize, The Anhinga Poetry Prize, and Zone 3 Poetry Prize. She taught in the University of California-Riverside Department of Creative Writing and was assistant coordinator of the Marion Sims Baughn Center for Literary Arts. She received her M.F.A. and currently is editor-in-chief of Verdad, assistant editor of Pearl, volunteers with young writers through Rocket21, and leads a poetry workshop. Born in Indiana, Bonnie resides in southern California and Bahrain, where she is working on a poetry collection and a novel.