STEPHANIE LENOX

Stephanie Lenox is the author of three poetry collections: The Business, selected by Laura Kasischke for the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry; Congress of Strange People, short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize; and The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. Additionally, her poems can be found in national journals, including Poet Lore, Mid-American Review, and Washington Square among others. Her poetry has been nominated a half-dozen times for the Pushcart Prize and was named an honorable mention in 2013. Her poetry has been anthologized in Best New Poets and featured on Verse Daily, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud, and the Poem of the Week website. She is the recipient of artist fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. As one of the founding editors of the online literary journal Blood Orange Review, she oversaw the transition of the journal to Washington State University’s editing and publishing program, which continues to publish emerging and established writers. She earned her MFA in poetry at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Currently, she lives in Salem, Oregon, where she teaches creative writing at Willamette University.