Kary Wayson was born in Hanover, New Hampshire and grew up in Oregon, New York, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Her first book, American Husband (2009), was published by the Ohio State University Press. Her poems have been published widely, and in The Best American Poetry 2007 and in the 2010 Pushcart Prize anthologies. Wayson works as a waitress and a poetry teacher in Seattle.
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