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Samuel Hazo --(Advisory Board Member) Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Playwright. Samuel Hazo is the director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburg, where he also is the McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University. Some of his books include: THE HOLY SURRISE OF RIGHT NOW (poetry); THE REST IS PROSE (Essays); STILLS (Fiction); FEATHER (Play); AS THEY SAIL (Poetry) and SPYING FOR GOD (Essays). His translations include Denis de Rougemont’s THE GROWL OF DEEPER WATERS, Nadia Tueni’s LEBANON: TWENTY POEMS FOR ONE LOVE and Adonis’ THE PAGES OF DAY AND NIGHT. He has been a National Book Award finalist and was chosen the first State Poet of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Gov. Robert Casey in 1993, a position he still holds.
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