Soren Stockman’s poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Bennington Review, BOAAT, Columbia Journal, H.O.W. Journal, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Narrative, Painted Bride Quarterly, PEN Poetry Series, Redivider, St. Petersburg Review, Southword Journal, Tin House, and Tupelo Quarterly, among others, while his prose has appeared in The Fanzine, Kenyon Review Online, and Playboy. His work has been awarded First Place in the Narrative 30 Below Contest, has twice been a finalist for the New Letters Prize for Poetry and the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize, and has otherwise been a finalist in contests for Bellevue Literary Review, Cutbank Literary Journal, Gulf Coast, Memorious, and The Paris-American. Performance credits include “Joseph Merrick” in The Elephant Man at the Wings Theater in 2010, and more recently “Victor Pistachio” in Bloodshot at Target Margin Theater in 2020. He is the recipient of fellowships from Gloucester Writers Center, Lacawac Artist’s Residency, New York University, New York State Summer Writers Institute, and Ucross Foundation, and a former Judge in the West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest. Elephant, his debut collection of poems, is forthcoming in fall 2022 from Four Way Books.