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Aaron Coleman is the winner of the 2020 GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry for his collection Threat Come Close.

Aaron Coleman

A Fulbright Scholar and Cave Canem Fellow, Aaron Coleman received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. From Metro-Detroit, Aaron has lived and worked with youth in locations including Chicago, St. Louis, Spain, South Africa, and Kalamazoo. Former Public Projects Assistant at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, winner of the Tupelo Quarterly TQ5 Poetry Contest, The Cincinnati Review Robert and Adele Schiff Award, and a two-time semi-finalist for the 92Y Discovery Award, Aaron is currently a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in Washington University’s Comparative Literature PhD program. His debut collection Threat Come Close was published by Four Way Books in 2018. His chapbook St. Trigger won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, judged by Adrian Matejka.

Threat Come Close

Read an Interview with Aaron Coleman for NPR