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 has been featured on NPR. Recent poems, stories, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, Minnesota Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Ephraim received his PhD from Western Michigan University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
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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