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Peter Schmitt is the author of five books of poems, three of them full-length collections: Renewing the Vows, from David Robert Books; Hazard Duty, and Country Airport, from Copper Beech Press. Two chapbooks, To Disappear, and Incident in an Apartment Complex: A Suite of Voices, are with Pudding House. He is the 2012 winner of the Julia Peterkin Award in Poetry from Converse College. He has also received the Lavan Award from The Academy of American Poets and the "Discovery"/The Nation Prize; is a two-time recipient of grants from the Florida Arts Council; and was awarded a fellowship from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His poems have appeared in many leading journals, including The Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, Poetry, and The Southern Review, and have been widely anthologized and featured on National Public Radio's Writers Almanac. He has also reviewed poetry and fiction for major newspapers. A native Miamian, he has taught creative writing and literature at The University of Miami since 1986.
Winning Entry: The Condom in My Wallet
Contest Won: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2013, Honorable Mention