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Reuben Gelley Newman (he/him) is the author of the chapbook Feedback Harmonies (Seven Kitchens Press). A coeditor at Couplet Poetry, he is a writer, musician, and librarian-in-training based in New York City. His poems have appeared in PreludeSalamanderFairy Tale Review, Northwest Review, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. You can currently find him on social media @joustingsnail or fiddling with his new Substack: "To fling out broad its name: Poetry, Sound, Libraries."



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Reuben is a 2021 graduate of Swarthmore College, where he was awarded multiple honors for his writing and and academic excellence. Previous literary experience includes and internship at Copper Canyon Press and a role as a content editor at the Adroit Journal. As a singer, he sang in the Manhattan-based chamber chorus Amor Artis, was a soloist with the Swarthmore College Chorus, and performed at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Critical Mass, a college early music group he led. He also gave a joint senior recital at Swarthmore with soprano and composer Hannah Cai Sobel, a frequent collaborator who has set his poems to music. He's a fan of green tea, em dashes, and fretted instruments—from guitar to viola da gamba—and works at the New York Public Library.

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