Competition: US & Canada
Connie Voisine was born in Fort Kent, Maine. She was educated at Yale University, University of Utah and University of California, Irvine. Voisine is the author most recently of The Bower (University of Chicago Press, 2019), begun during a Fulbright Fellowship to Northern Ireland. Other books include Cathedral of the North (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001), Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream (University of Chicago Press, 2010), Calle Florista (University of Chicago Press, 2015), and the chapbook, And God Created Women (Bull City Press, 2018). Her writing appears in Poetry, The New Yorker, and other magazines. Voisine’s work features the lives of women and girls as they intersect with family, class, and violence. She is Professor of English at New Mexico State University and teaches in Warren Wilson’s MFA program. She lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico with her husband, the writer Rus Bradburd, and their daughter, Alma.
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