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Josh Tvrdy is a poet and teacher from Tucson, Arizona. A winner of a 2021 Pushcart Prize, he recently graduated with an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University, where he received the 2019 Academy of American Poets Prize. He won Gulf Coast's 2018 Prize in Poetry. His work can be found (or is soon to be found) in POETRY, The New England Review, The Georgia Review, The Indiana Review, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. He lives and teaches in Raleigh, North Carolina.

"We are not, were not, ever / wrong. Desire /  

is the honest work of the body. / Its engine, its wind."

--Jorie Graham, from "I Watched A Snake"

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