B.J. Best’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Hanging Loose, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Quarterly West, and Sentence. He is the author of State Sonnets, Birds of Wisconsin, and But Our Princess Is in Another Castle. Among Best’s awards for his poetry are seven Pushcart Prize nominations, as well as contest prizes from Ellipsis, Free Verse, and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. He was the inaugural Featured Artist in Cream City Review, and has twice been a finalist to serve as Wisconsin's Poet Laureate. He also asserts he is the only person to have beaten Super Mario Bros.—with an actual Nintendo and television—on a pontoon boat.
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