Maureen Thorson

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Maureen Thorson is the author of the full-length poetry collection Applies to Oranges (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011) as well as a number of chapbooks, including Mayport, for which she was awarded the Poetry Society of America’s national chapbook fellowship for 2006. Her work has appeared in journals including Columbia Poetry Review, Conduit, Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, LIT, The Hat, The Rumpus, and 6x6. Maureen is the poetry editor of Open Letters Monthly, an online critical review, and founded NaPoWriMo, an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Visit her online at

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