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danielle legros georges is a writer, translator, academic, and author of several books of poetry including the dear remote nearness of you, winner of the new england poetry club’s sheila margaret motten book prize. she is director of the lesley university mfa program in creative writing and is a faculty member of the joiner institute for the study of war and social consequences writer’s workshop, at the university of massachusetts, boston. her awards include fellowships from the massachusetts cultural council, the boston foundation, and the black metropolis research consortium. she was appointed the second poet laureate of the city of boston, serving in the role from 2015 to 2019.

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