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Elaine Wright Christensen, Utah’s Poet of the Year in 1990, has two collections of poetry: At The Edges and I Have Learned 5 Things. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Ensign, Weber Studies, Ellipsis, Dialogue, Petroglyph, and The Comstock Review, where she placed first in the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award judged by Stephen Dobyns. Poems published in anthologies include: The Cancer Poetry Project; Encore(a collection of prize winning poems for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies); Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, and recently, in New Poets of the American West. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. In 2007 she was a finalist in the Utah Arts Literary Contest Elaine received a BA in German and English from Utah State University. Living in Sandy, Utah, she is the mother of five, the grandmother of eleven.