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Charlotte Seley is a poet, writer, and editor from the Hudson Valley region of New York, currently residing in Kansas City with her tabby cat, Lord Byron. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College where she served as Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor of Redivider and a poetry reader for Ploughshares. She is the author of the chapbook DIE YOUNG: Letters to Ke$ha (dancing girl press, 2019) and the full-length poetry collection The World Is My Rival (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018).

Poet Layli Long Soldier announced DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi (Wave Books) as the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry during a ceremony held virtually due to the pandemic. DMZ Colony was a finalist among works

The city of Paris is a poem in itself to many—the bustling streets and cafés and iconic tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Montmartre. Janice MacLeod, author of bestsellers Paris Letters and A Paris