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B. K. Fischer is a poet, critic, editor, and teacher. Her novel-in-verse Mutiny Gallery won the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize from Truman State University Press, and her second collection, St. Rage's Vault, won the 2012 Washington Prize from The Word Works. Her poems have appeared inThe Paris Review, Boston Review, The Hopkins Review, Ekphrasis, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, FIELD, Literary MamaWestchester Magazine, and other journalsIn May 2012, she became poetry editor at Boston Review.

Author of a critical study of the intersections of visual and verbal art, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (Routledge, 2006), Fischer is a frequent writer of review essays. She holds a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University, and has taught writing and literature at Columbia, NYU, and Marymount College. Fischer teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she lives with her husband and three children.