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Alan Michael Parker is the author of nine collections of poems including The Age of Discovery, which will be published by Tupelo Press in 2020. He has writtenfour novels as well, most recently Christmas in July,and is the editor or coeditor of five other works. The Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, his awards include three Pushcart Prizes, two inclusions in Best American Poetry, the North Carolina Book Award and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. New poems of his are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Michigan Quarterly Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. He holds degrees from Washington University and Columbia University.