Antonina Palisano is the 2013 recipient of the Sandol Milliken Stoddard Award and was recently named a finalist for the Amherst Writers & Artists Pat Schneider Poetry Contest. Her research interests include death culture, hagiography, and Victorian medicine. She is currently at work on a poetry manuscript about George Mallory's 1924 ascent of Mount Everest, and will begin an MFA in Poetry at Boston University in the fall of 2014.
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