Jane Craven is a Literary Awards poetry winner. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University where she was the recipient of a Colleges and Universities Academy of American Poets Prize. She received first prize in last year's Cloudbank Poetry Contest and MacGuffin Poetry Hunt. Her poems have appeared in journals including The Columbia Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Texas Review and Tar River Poetry. Her book, My Bright Last Country, won the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize and will be published by Cloudbank Books in 2020.