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JULIE SHEEHAN is a 2008 recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and author of three poetry collections: Bar Book: Poems & Otherwise, out from W.W. Norton in 2010, Orient Point, which won the 2005 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Thaw, winner of the Poets Out Loud prize from Fordham University. Other honors include a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award from Southwest Review, the Robert H. Winner prize from Poetry Society of America, and, from Paris Review, the Bernard F. Conners prize. Her poems have appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Parnassus, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Yale Review, Poem in Your Pocket, The Best American Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, Seriously Funny: Poems About Love, God, War, Art, Sex, Madness, and Everything Else, and the just-released anthology Good Poems: American Places, selected and edited by Garrison Keillor. She no longer tends bar, though she did for many years, but rather teaches in and directs the MFA program in creative writing at Stony Brook Southampton.