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G.H. Plaag is a poet, writer, and musician from Louisiana. Their work has been published by The Academy of American Poets, The Winter Anthology, and The Hyacinth Review, among others. They have also won recognition and support from The Unterberg Poetry Center, Writer's Digest, The Bedford Writing Competition, and Sundress Academy for the Arts.
Plaag received BAs in English and History from Brown University and their MFA from Hollins University, where they also taught. Identifying as non-binary and having spent their childhood splitting time between Boston and the American South, their work is primarily place-based, and often gestures toward themes of class, environment, gender, and wealth. Currently, they reside in New Orleans, where they are woodshedding their first novel, A Good Small Cycle, a confrontation with the compounding impacts of racism, poverty, and climate change along the Gulf Coast. They are a lover of nature, an avid baseball fan, and, fumblingly, a proponent of anarchy.
Winning Entry: Joy
Contest Won: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2023, Honorable Mention