A Best New Poets, Pushcart, and Best of the Net nominee, John Bonanni is a Cape Cod based writer who founded the Cape Cod Poetry Review in 2011. His poems have appeared in Foglifter, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Florida Review, Cortland Review, Washington Square Review, Verse Daily, Michigan Quarterly Review, Seattle Review, and Gulf Coast, among others. He is the recipient of grants from the Mass Cultural Council, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and Cape Cod Five Educators, scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a residency from AS220 in Providence, RI. His book reviews have appeared in DIAGRAM, Rain Taxi, Tupelo Quarterly, and the Kenyon Review. His research on poetry as an intervention for writing attitudes among learners with severe disabilities can be found in The Graduate Review (Bridgewater State University). He holds a Master of Education from Bridgewater State University and recently earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada University, where he received the Exceptional Manuscript Scholarship. His manuscript, Pulsations, has been a finalist for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Award (University of Pittsburg Press), the Poetry Out Loud Award (Fordham University Press), the New Issues Poetry Prize, the [PANK] Big Book Award, the Zone 3 First Book Award, and the Robert Dana Prize (Anhinga Press). He currently serves as a panelist in the area of criticism for the Ohio Arts Council.