Ugly Duckling Presse

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Robert Strong


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About the Author

Robert Strong is the author of Puritan Spectacle (Elixir Press) and Brethren: Order of the Seasons (Imprint Press), as well as editor of Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry (Autumn House Press). He has received Mellon and Hearst fellowships to conduct poetic research at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society, respectively, and is currently editor of the Poetic Research column at He lives in Maine.