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John W. Evans

John W. Evans is the author of the memoir, Young Widower (University of Nebraska, 2014), and the poetry collection, The Consolations (Trio House, 2014). His poems and essays have appeared in Best American Essays 2012 (Notable Essay), The Missouri Review, Boston Review, ZYZZYVA, The Rumpus, Slate, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere.

After completing a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry, John was a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he continues to teach creative writing today. He has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bangladesh, a public school teacher in Chicago, and a college teacher in Romania. He lives in Northern California with his wife and three young sons.