Brian Blanchfield

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Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies. A collection of essays—part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography—Proxies was awarded a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, and was named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Memoir and the PEN USA Literary Award in Nonfiction.

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Biography

Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies. A collection of essays–part cultural close reading, part dicey autobiography–Proxies was awarded a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, and was named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Memoir and the PEN USA Literary Award in Nonfiction. His first two books are collections of poetry: Not Even Then, and A Several World, which received the 2014 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. He is the recipient of a 2015-16 Howard Foundation Fellowship.