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Biography and Poems

The Cortland Review: 
Two Poems

An Orchard is a Forest We Broke

Academy of American Poets: 
Elegy in Limestone
The dandelions in the moment and then

Poetry Northwest:


CJ Evans’s newest book, Lives, was selected by Victoria Chang for the 2021 Kathryn A. Morton Prize from Sarabande Books and will be published in summer, 2022. He is also the author of A Penance (New Issues Press), which was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award and The Category of Outcast, selected by Terrance Hayes for the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets chapbook series. Currently the editorial director of Two Lines Press, a publisher of international literature in translation, he was previously an editor at Tin House and worked at the Academy of American Poets. He received his MFA from Columbia University and his BA from Reed College. He spent a year in Aix-en-provence, France on the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship and currently lives in California with his wife, daughter, and son.



Contact me at: cj[dot]evans[dot]poet[at]gmail[dot]com








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