Shannon Hamann
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Born in Nebraska on March 15, 1966.
B.A. with distinction, Communications, film and broadcasting, with English minor, University of Iowa, December 1986 (graduated Phi Beta Kappa) M.F.A. University of Iowa Program in Creative Writing (The Iowa Writers’ Workshop), December 1991
Academic and Professional Honors
Bluestem Award, Finalist, 1993
John Willams Andrews Narrative Poetry Prize, Finalist, 1993
Wildwood Prize, Honorable Mention, 1994
Winner, second place, White Rabbit Poetry Contest, 1994
Robert Francis Memorial Prize, Honorable Mention, 1995
White Eagle Coffee Store Press Fall 1995 Poetry Chapbook Contest second place winner
Nominee for a Pushcart Prize, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997
Winner, $500+conference tuition, Writers at Work Fellowship Competition, 1994
Walt Whitman Award finalist 1996
Scholarship recipient, Napa Valley Writers' Conference, 1995
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry Recipient, 1995
Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship finalist, 1995
Paumonok Award Runner Up 1996
First place winner The Georgia State University Review Poetry Competition 1996
Silver Medalist The Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition, 1996, Finalist for the First Novel James Jones Competition 2003,
National Endowment for the Arts Travel Grant 2004
Passed away on December 5, 2004 at the age of 38.
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