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Elaine Bleakney is a poet and author of For Another Writing Back, an avant-memoir in lyric prose (Sidebrow Books, 2014), and the chapbook 20 Paintings by Laura Owens, an ekphrastic conversation (Poor Claudia, 2013). She edited the tear-apart anthology Poem in Your Pocket (Abrams, 2009).

Recent poems have appeared in Harp & Altar and The Index and are forthcoming in The Yale Review and the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review. Her work has also been published in American Poetry Review, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Verse Dailyand elsewhere. Her lyrical prose essays have appeared in the BelieverLiterary Hub, and the Kenyon Review. 

Elaine offers writing and editing services as Backstroke.

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