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Alice Quinn

Executive Director

Alice Quinn is Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's graduate School of the Arts. She was poetry editor at The New Yorker from 1987-2007 and at Alfred A. Knopf, Publishers, from 1976-1986, and she is the editor of Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop. Her articles on and interviews with writers, poets, and artists have appeared in Artforum, the Canadian National Post, The Forward, Poetry Ireland, The New Yorker, and The New Yorker Online, and she is currently at work editing the journals and notebooks of Elizabeth Bishop.

 
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Brett Fletcher Lauer

Deputy Director

Brett Fletcher Lauer is the Deputy Director of the Poetry Society of America. He is the author of A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books, 2014) and the co-editor of Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast (Norton, 2002), Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Wave, 2004), and Bartlett's Words for the Wedding (Little, Brown & Company, 2007).  His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Fence, Harper's, Tin House, and elsewhere, and he is a poetry editor of A Public Space.


 
 
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Laurin Macios

Program Director

Laurin Macios is the Program Director of the Poetry Society of America. She curates and produces the PSA's robust series of events, manages the Chapbook Fellowship Program, and spearheads Poetry in Motion efforts nationally. She was the Program Director of Mass Poetry from June 2013-December 2015, working to bring poetry to the public in Massachusetts. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of New Hampshire where she taught on fellowship for three years, and she has a background in publishing. Her poems have appeared in Salamander, The Pinch, Third Wednesday, Boxcar Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Visit laurinbeckermacios.com.

 
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Madeline Weinfield

Development Director

Madeline Weinfield is the Development Director of the Poetry Society of America. She holds a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Franklin University Switzerland. Prior to joining the PSA, she worked in the human rights field, focusing on fundraising for grassroots organizations working with marginalized communities in the developing world. She has produced intimate and large scale fundraising and cultivation events and has worked with boards and development committees to create goal-oriented programming. Madeline oversees the PSA's membership program, and individual and foundation giving, as well as the annual spring benefit.