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About Fred Marchant

Fred Marchant is the author of three books of poetry: Tipping Point, which won the 1993 Washington Prize, House on Water, House in Air: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, Dublin, Ireland) and Full Moon Boat (Graywolf Press). A new collection, The Looking House, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2009. He has also co-translated (with Nguyen Ba Chung) From a Corner of My Yard by the Vietnamese poet Tran Dang Khoa. He has also edited and written an introduction for Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947. Marchant is the Director of the Creative Program and The Poetry Center at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. He is also a long-time teaching affiliate of The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at UMass-Boston. During the Viet Nam war he was one of the first Marine officers ever to be discharged honorably as a conscientious objector.

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