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Scott Weaver’s book of poems, Home & Ghost is part of the Crossroads Poetry Series by Urban Farmhouse Press. His poems have appeared in Rattle, The New York Quarterly, DIAGRAM, UCity Review, and other journals. His nonfiction has appeared in Barrelhouse and numerous alt-weeklies.
Scott earned his MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University, where he was a Heritage Fellow. He lives with his wife, Kelli Jo Ford, and their daughter Cypress in Richmond, Virginia, and teaches English at Reynolds Community College. You can find him on Twitter @scottweaver and on the web at scott-weaver.com.
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