Don Colburn

DON COLBURN grew up near Boston and lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a reporter for The Washington Post. He received his B.A. from Amherst College and, twenty-three years later, his M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College. He has worked as a journalist for two decades, and was a runner-up for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He began writing poems nine years ago while at Stanford University on a Knight Fellowship for journalists, and regards poetry and journalism as two ways of reporting on the world. His poems have won The Iowa Review’s McGinnis Award, the District of Columbia Arts Commission’s Larry Neal Award, and The Madison Review‘s Felix Pollak Prize. He is working on a book-length manuscript.

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