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Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

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Travelstead lives and works in Southern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jonathan Travelstead served in the Air Force National Guard for six years as a firefighter and currently works as a full-time firefighter for the city of Murphysboro, and as poetry co-editor for Cobalt Review. Having finished his MFA at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, he also turns a lathe, crafting pens under the name Scorched Ink Penturning. His first collection How We Bury Our Dead by Cobalt Press was released in March, 2015, and Conflict Tours (Cobalt Press) was released in 2017.


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Awards

-- *Winner, Illinois Emerging Writers Competition, 2013