Adam Tavel, winner of the 2014 Permafront Prize Series Award, will be coming to Salisbury to share his literature with the community. Tavel was born in Clinton, Maryland, and earned degrees from Lebanon Valley College, The University of Toledo, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. In addition to writing poetry, he also teaches as an associate professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and previously served as a poetry editor for the online journal, Conte.
His work has achieved acclaim in recent years – in addition to winning the Permafrost Prize Series Award for Plash and Levitation (University of Alaska Press, 2015), Tavel was also the recipient of the 2010 Robert Frost Award from the Robest Frost Foundation. He has written a great deal of additional material, including The Fawn Abyss (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming) and Red Flag Up (Kattywompus, 2013), and has had pieces featured in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Passages North, American Literary Review, and many other sources.