Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Meet the Leo Love Awardee in Poetry: Adam Crittenden

Albuquerque poet Adam Crittenden has been awarded the Leo Love Scholarship in Poetry for the 2013 Taos Summer Writers Conference. Crittenden will share his work at a lunchtime reading Thursday, July 20th at 12:30 pm at the Sagebrush Inn Conference Center. This reading is free and open to the public.

Crittenden will be attending the Conference for the first time and is enrolled in Daniel Mueller’s Flash Fiction Workshop. Crittenden believes that, “Mueller's expertise will give me the opportunity to make my narrative blend better with the poetic techniques that I use.” He is currently working on a manuscript comprised of flash and prose poetry.

Adam Crittenden holds an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University where he was awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize. He also serves as an editor for Lingerpost, Puerto del Sol and Apostrophe Books. His work has appeared or will appear in Whiskey Island, Bayou Magazine, Metazen, Matter Press, and several other journals. He teaches writing at Central New Mexico Community College and online courses at New Mexico State University.

The Leo Love Scholarship is a competitive, merit based scholarship awarded to one poet and one prose writer each year. The Scholarship honors the life and contributions of Leo Love, a longtime supporter and attendee of the Conference.

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