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Full Name: Sherry Fairchok
Biography:
Sherry Fairchok is the author of a full-length poetry collection, "The Palace of Ashes" (CavanKerry Press, 2002), which was a finalist for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and a chapbook, "A Stone That Burns" (The Ledge Press, 2000), which won The Ledge 1999 Chapbook Prize. She won the 2002 Pablo Neruda Prize in the Nimrod/Hardiman Literary Awards and was named the Susannah McCorkle Scholar at the 2002 Sewanee Writers Conference. Individual poems have appeared in Ploughshares, DoubleTake, the Southern Review, and other journals. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she lived for 26 years in Syracuse, New York, before moving to Westchester County, New York, where she lives seasonally. She earned a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Poems in her full-length collection describe 100 years in the coal mining region of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the psychological effects of living in the post-industrial era. TITLE OF BOOK: The Palace of Ashes, ISBN: 0970718632 (paperback), CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, N.J., Web site: http://www.cavankerrypress - available through Small Press Distribution.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: almost anywhere in NY
Transportation: car or mass transit
Dates Available: Writer's schedule is flexible, with sufficient notice. Evening or weekend preferred, but not mandatory.
Fees: Negotiable, but minimum is $100-$150, plus travel, food, and lodging.
Contact Information: 530 Locus Street
Mount Vernon NY 10552
Author's Timeline:
2002 (Unknown) County
The Palace of Ashes
(Pub: CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, New Jersey. ISBN: 0970718632)
This full-length collection of poetry was a finalist for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. 
2000 (Unknown) County
A Stone That Burns
(Pub: The Ledge Press. ISBN: )
This chapbook won The Ledge 1999 Chapbook Prize. 
? Onondaga County
Fairchok lived in Syracuse for 26 years. 
? Westchester County
Fairchok lives seasonally in Westchester County, New York. 
? (Unknown) County
Sherry Fairchok was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

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