Shane Book’s debut collection, Ceiling of Sticks won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and was a Poetry Society of America “New American Poet” Selection. He is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines in the U.S., U.K., and Canada—and on film. He has received scholarships to the MacDowell Colony, Brazil’s Sacatar Foundation, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program and Cave Canem. His honors include a New York Times Fellowship in Poetry, Fellowships to the Flaherty Film Seminar and the Telluride Film Festival, Best Short Screenplay at the Diamond Screen Film Festival, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a National Magazine Award.