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Gell Prize 2014 Winner

Methodist College 041006 Fayetteville, NC
Michael Colonnese has worked as an advertising copywriter, as a chemical salesman, as a vegetable farmer, as a real estate agent, as a lobster fisherman, as a house painter, as a day laborer, as a Pinkerton guard, as a beer-truck driver, and as a soundman and editor for a documentary film company. He holds a Ph.D from SUNY Binghamton, and currently lives in Fayetteville, NC, where he directs the Creative Writing Program at Methodist University and serves as the Managing Editor of Longleaf Press.