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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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Charif Shanahan

Programs Director

Charif Shanahan is the Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and twice a semi-finalist for the "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, Apogee, Phantom Limb, The Manhattanville Review, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem fellow, Charif is poetry editor of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine and contributing editor of The Offing