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Max McDonough is a Brooklyn-based poet and essayist originally from the Jersey Shore. He has received scholarships from the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, SAMLA, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His writing has appeared in journals including T Magazine, Best New Poets, Gulf Coast, Washington Square, The Adroit Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. When he's not working, you can find him in the plant section of the Home Depot.