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Alan Britt

Author's Bio

Alan Britt's The Poet and the Poem interview for the Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/poetry/poetpoem.html) aired on Pacifica Radio in January 2013. His interview with Minnesota Review is up at http://minnesotareview.wordpress.com/. He read for the We Are You Project/Ragazine event at the historic Maysles Cinema in NYC/Harlem (February 2013), at the (World Trade Center) Tribute WTC Visitors Center in Manhattan/NYC (April 2012), and for the We Are You Project at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery in East Village/NYC (April 2012). He is Poetry Editor-in-chief for the We Are You Project International (WeAreYouProject.org).

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2015), Vermilion (Bitter Oleander Press, 2005), Infinite Days (Bitter Oleander Press, 2003), Bodies of Lightning (Cypress Books, 1995)
Anthologies:
Fathers: A Collection of Poems (St. Martin's Press, 1997), Rising Waters (Pekitanoui Publishing, 1995)
Journals:
Chariton Review, Confrontation, English Journal, Exquisite Corpse, New Letters, Steaua
Prizes:
Poetry is not about contests.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The First Decade by Duane Locke, Of Flies and Monkeys by Jacques Dupin, 1001 Winters by Kristiina Ehin, Afterglow by Alberto Blanco, Empire in the Shade of a Grassblade by Rob Cook
Favorite Books:
Poet in New York Federico Garcia Lorca; Rainbows Under Boards by Duane Locke; Estravagario by Pablo Neruda; Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire; Late into the Night by Yannis Ritsos; Under the Loquat Tree by Silvia Scheibli; Festival of Stone by Steve Barfield; Cadenzas by Needlelight by Paul B. Roth
Favorite Authors:
Locke, Lorca, Neruda, Aleixandre, Dupin, Trakl, Vallejo, Baudelaire, Whitman, Rilke,

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Listing last updated: April 28, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Norfolk, VA
Raised in:
West Palm Beach, FL

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