Mark Wagenaar is the author of The Body Distances (A Hundred Blackbirds Rising), (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). He is the 2014 winner of the Pinch Poetry Award,
the New Letters Poetry Prize, and the Mary C. Mohr Poetry Prize, as well as the 2013 winner of the James Wright Poetry Prize, the Poetry International Prize, and the Yellowwood
Poetry Prize. Wagenaar’s poems have been published or accepted by 32 Poems, Field, Image, The Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, Shenandoah, Subtropics, and Washington Square.
He teaches at Valparaiso University and lives in Valparaiso, Indiana.