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Noel Crook’s debut collection, Salt Moon, was selected by Amy Fleury for the 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and published by Southern Illinois University Press. Salt Moon was awarded with the 2015 Julie Suk Award, received an honorable mention in Forward Review’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the Brockman-Campbell Book Award, the Writers' League of Texas Award and the Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush Award. Crook's poems have appeared in Best New PoetsCrazyhorseNew Letters, Shenandoah and other journals. Born and raised in Texas, she lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and holds an MFA from North Carolina State University. She will be teaching for Duke Osher Institute in the fall.

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Notes from a Salt Flat Prisoner
Published in Smartish Pace and Best New Poets 2014 {PDF}

The Sunday Swim, Comanche Trace
Read by Garrison Keillor for The Writers Almanac

Dog Heart
Published in Verse Daily

Published in Southeast Review {PDF}

The Twins
Published in Tar River Poetry {PDF}

Smith Canyon
Published in The Atlanta Review {PDF}