Ange Mlinko is poetry editor of The Nation. The recipient of the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism from the Poetry Foundation, she teaches in the creative writing program of the University of Houston. Her most recent book of poems is Marvelous Things Overheard.
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