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Todd Fredson

Todd Fredson is the author of the poetry collection, The Crucifix-Blocks (Tebot Bach, 2012), which won the 2011 Patricia Bibby First Book Award. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Interim, Poetry International, West Branch and other journals and anthologies. Prior to receiving his MFA from Arizona State University, he served in the Peace Corps, living in a village in the Ivory Coast during the unrest that led to the first of its two recent civil wars. Fredson founded the international section of the literary magazine, Hayden's Ferry Review, and currently is at work on a translation project that considers ethnic politics in contemporary Ivorian poetry. He is pursuing his doctorate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California, where he is an Edward W. Moses Fellow.