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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

Programs Associate

Laurin Macios is the Programs Associate of Poetry Society of America. She was Program Director of Mass Poetry from June 2013-December 2015. She earned an 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 textbook and scientific publishing at Pearson, Apress, and Springer. 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.

 
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Evan Coles

Intern

Evan Coles is a 2014/2015 intern at the Poetry Society of America. A recent graduate for Princeton University, Evan earned his AB in Religion and achieved his certificate in Creative Writing through the Lewis Center of the Arts. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Columbia University. He has lived in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California.

 
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Kimberly Damone

Intern

Kimberly Damone is an intern at the Poetry Society of America. She will graduate with two Bachelor's degrees in English and Communications from Fordham University (Bronx, New York) and Vesalius College (Brussels, Belgium) this May. Kimberly recently authored an online article for Slant and has had her writing published in the literary journal, Rhetorikos.