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Greta Wrolstad's Birthday

  • Born 1981 Corvallis, Oregon (map)
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Greta Wrolstad (1981–2005) was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. She died from injuries sustained in a car accident. Wrolstad graduated from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon and attended the University of Montana’s Creative Writing Program, where she served as the poetry editor of CutBank. Among her honors are inclusion in Best New Poets 2007, a scholarship from Fence Books to attend the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a 2008 Pushcart Prize for “Flickers of Light Become the Movement of Thousands.” Her poems have appeared in The Canary, Black Warrior Review, A Public Space, Octopus Magazine, and CutBank. In her honor, the University of Montana offers the Greta Wrolstad Travel Award, and the Summer Literary Seminars offers the Greta Wrolstad Scholarship for Young Poets, an annual award given to a female poet under the age of thirty to attend the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg.

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