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Adam Tavel is the author of six books of poetry, including three new collections: Sum Ledger (Measure Press, 2023); Rubble Square (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2022), now available from the publisher and from Amazon; and Green Regalia (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2022), now available from the publisher and from Amazon.
He won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Award for his third poetry collection, Catafalque, which was published by the University of Evansville Press in 2018. He is a professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where he also directs the Echoes & Visions Reading Series.
His other books include The Fawn Abyss, published by Salmon Poetry in 2017, and Plash & Levitation, published by The University of Alaska Press in 2015 as winner of the Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry. The recipient of the 2010 Robert Frost Award from the Robert Frost Foundation, he is also the author of the chapbook Red Flag Up (Kattywompus, 2013).
Tavel recently received a 2022 Regional Independent Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. He also received the 2018 Creative Achievement Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Lebanon Valley College. He served as the reviews editor for Plume from 2016-2017.