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Karl Elder is Poet in Residence and the Jacob and Lucile Fessler Professor of Creative Writing at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. His most recent books are Gilgamesh at the Bellagio, published as part of the National Poetry Review Prize Book Series, and The Houdini Monologues, a chapbook with accompanying CD. His other books include Mead: Twenty-six Abecedariums; The Minimalist's How-to Handbook; The Geocryptogrammatist's Pocket Compendium of the United States; and A Man in Pieces.
Elder has received national recognition for his work and among his many honors are a Pushcart Prize; the Christopher Latham Scholes Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers; the Chad Walsh Award for Poetry; the Lorine Niedecker Award for Poetry; and the Lucien Stryk Award for Poetry. His writing has appeared in anthologies, such as Best American Poetry, and numerous literary magazines, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Carriage House Review, Icon, and Qarrtsiluni. In addition to his writing and teaching, for which he won Lakeland College's Outstanding Teacher Award, Elder is editor of the literary magazine Seems and host of the Great Lake Writers Festival. He and his wife Brenda live in Howards Grove, Wisconsin.
For more information:
- Visit the Karl Elder website
- Visit the Qarrtsiluni website to hear Elder reading selections of his poetry
- Watch Elder read "Ode in the Key of O" at the 2010 AWP Conference
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