Soren Stockman’s poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Bennington Review, BOAAT, Columbia Journal, H.O.W. Journal, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Narrative, Painted Bride Quarterly, the PEN Poetry Series, The Recluse, Redivider, St. Petersburg Review, Southword Journal, Tin House, and Tupelo Quarterly, among others, while his prose has appeared in The Fanzine, Kenyon Review Online, and Playboy. His work was awarded First Place in the Narrative 30 Below Contest and was twice named a finalist for both the New Letters Prize for Poetry and the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize, and has otherwise been a finalist in contests for Bellevue Literary Review, Cutbank Literary Journal, Gulf Coast, Memorious, and The Paris-American. Performance credits include “John Merrick” in The Elephant Man at the Wings Theater (2010), and more recently “Victor Pistachio” in Bloodshot (2020) and Bloodshot: The Call (2021), part of the Exponential Festival at Target Margin Theater Brooklyn, NY. Stockman is the recipient of fellowships from the Gloucester Writers Center, the Lacawac Artists’ Residency, New York University, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and the Ucross Foundation. Elephant is his debut collection of poems.