Rickey Laurentiis is the recipient of fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals, including Boston Review, Fence, jubilat, The New York Times, Oxford American, and Poetry. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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