Ephraim Scott Sommers is a poet and singer-songwriter from Atascadero, California. Most recently, his first book of poems, THE NIGHT WE SET THE DEAD KID ON FIRE, was awarded the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award and was published by Tebot Bach Press in February of 2017. He received his PhD from Western Michigan University and his MFA from San Diego State University. He currently teaches creative writing on the full-time graduate faculty at the University of Central Florida and lives with his fiancé in Orlando.
As a musician, Ephraim has toured nationally, releasing his solo album, STONES & SMOKE (2011), as well as the albums PAINT THE TOWN (2008) and LEGSAROUND (2006) with his band Siko (see-co).
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