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Photo courtesy of Brice Peterson, May 2019.

Robert Whitehead is a poet and literary translator. He received his MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, and has been a fellow at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, Ashbery Home School, The Rensing Center, and Vermont Studio Center. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from Massachusetts ReviewGulf CoastDenver Quarterly, The Collagist, and elsewhere. He has been nominated for Best New Poets 2014 & 2019, and was the recipient of the Iris N. Spencer Award, the Alfred L. Creager Prize in Creative Writing from Ursinus College, and the Norma Lowry Memorial Award from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently works as a graphic designer & writer for Jefferson University. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is attempting a queer translation of the Bible and a translation of Mexican poet Enriqueta Ochoa. He is the Managing Editor for NightBlock.

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