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Julie Luongo Novelist

Margaret Ingraham Poet

Taije Silverman Poet

Daniel Nester Author & Poet

Daniel Tobin Poet

Heather Thomas Poet

Jerry Spinelli Young Adult Author


VCCA International Retreat for Visual Artists, Writers, and Composers

Ragdale Retreat for Visual Artists, Writers, and Composers

Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus German retreat

“Jason Schossler is setting himself the task of writing the poetry of his time and place in an America that has replaced mythologies with the collective unconscious of prime time cable television — Star Wars, Love Boat, Lois and Clark.”

— Daniel Tobin

Jason Schossler’s first book of poetry, Mud Cakes (available from Bona Fide Books), is the winner of the 2010 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry and was selected as a runner-up for the Paterson Poetry Prize for best book of the year.

A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Schossler also is the recipient of the 2012 Sport Literate Poetry Contest, the 2010 Emerging Writer award from Grist: A Journal for Writers, and the 2009 Edwin Markham Poetry Prize.  He also received honorable mention in the 2010 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest and was a finalist for the 2010 Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press Poetry Award.

Schossler’s poems and stories have appeared in The Sun, North American Review, Rattle, Poet Lore, The South Carolina Review, Roanoke Review, The Florida Review, Chrysalis Reader, and The Antioch Review, where his poem, “Between Jobs”, was nominated by the editors for the Best New Poets 2010 anthology.

He has been awarded four fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, and Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Germany. He teaches writing at Temple University, and also works as a freelance legal journalist for Thomson Reuters. He lives in Philadelphia, Pa.


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