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Author Bios: Stephen C. Pollock

Stephen C. Pollock is a recipient of the Rolfe Humphries Poetry Prize and a former associate professor at Duke University. His debut poetry collection, Exits, received the Gold Medal for poetry in the Readers’ Favorite 2023 International Book Awards and the Silver Medal for poetry in the 2024 Feathered Quill Book Awards. Individual poems have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals, including Blue Unicorn, The Road Not Taken, Live Canon Anthology, Pinesong, Coffin Bell, and Buddhist Poetry Review.

Trained as a physician, eye surgeon, and neuro-ophthalmologist, Steve was recruited to Duke in 1987 to serve as Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology. After seventeen years in academic medicine, he left Duke to become chief executive of CEC, a nationwide company that provides vision benefits to individuals and their family members. He retired in 2017 and now lives in North Carolina with Laurie, his wife of 32 years.

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Author Stephen C. Pollock


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