Adam Tavel

Adam Tavel (Poetry) | Salisbury, MD

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Adam Tavel is the author of Plash & Levitation (University of Alaska Press, 2015), winner of the Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry, and The Fawn Abyss (Salmon Poetry, 2016). His poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Ecotone, Oxford Poetry, Indiana Review, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, The Journal, The Massachusetts Review, West Branch, and Passage North, among many others. Tavel won the 2010 Robert Frost Award from the Robert Frost Foundation and is a professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College. He currently serves as the reviews editor for Plume.


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“Tavel’s book is a playful arrangement of grittiness and grand inquiry. Plash & Levitation reads as a daring collection of poems that pushes forward. It’s smart and edgy, an impressive first book from a poet with a truly unique voice.”
Zone 3

“Adam Tavel belies his young age with an amazing group of poems in Plash & Levitation. They offer a mature depth of psychological insight and quality of language that tell the reader here is something new.”
The Delmarva Review

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