Paula Bohince became the first-ever SPiR in 2007.
Bohince received the 2007 “Discovery”/The Nation Award, the Grolier Poetry Prize, grants from the Puffin and the Ludwig Vogelstein foundations, and residencies from the MacDowell Colony. In 2008, Bohince will be the Amy Clampitt Resident Fellow in Massachusetts. She lives in Pennsylvania.
Her poems have appeared in Agni, The Antioch Review, FIELD, Poetry Northwest and Shenandoah. Her first poetry collection, Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods, is being published in 2008 by Sarabande Books, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.