Previous books by Schultz, a novelist, poet and essayist, include two collections of poetry, Vein Along the Fault and Winter in Eden, and a novel, The Madhouse Nudes. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award in Fiction, Cornell University's Corson Bishop Poetry Prize, and, from The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry.
A native of Iowa, Schultz attended Luther College, where he taught for 19 years before joining the Roanoke College faculty, and pursued his graduate studies at Cornell University. At Roanoke, he teaches creative writing, comtemporary literature, film and general education courses.
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