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Del Cain

Author's Bio

Del Cain is the author of two published nonfiction books, Lawmen of the Old West: The Good Guys and Lawmen of the Old West: The Bad Guys. He continues to write nonfiction books and articles. He is on the Board of the Austin International Poetry Festival(the largest non-juried poetry festival in the US)(www.aipf.org) and has served as venue host and workshop leader for some of their readings and classes. He is a long time member, and past board member, of DFW Writer's Workshop. (www.dfwrite.org). He has read work at various venues around Texas and Oklahoma and taught classes in writing at libraries in the area.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Halsell, Texas (Dos Gatos Press, 2012), His Hands (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2011), City Girl (Dos Gatos Press, 2010), Hephastes At The Forge (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2010), di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2008), di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2007), di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2006), di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2005), di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2004), di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2003)
Journals:
Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine, Westview: A Journal of Western Oklahoma
Prizes:
Won first in Poetry at the Dallas Writer's Conference and has placed poems in various other contests such as DFW Writer's Workshop contest, the Christina Sergenyva Awards, the Houston Writer's Conference Awards, and the Texas Poetry Calendar and competition.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Last Days of Haute Cuisine by Patric Kuh, The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser, The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez, The Demon King and I by Candace Havens, Coming Into Eighty by May Sarton
Favorite Books:
This changes so fast that I can only name a couple of stand outs that stand guard constantly on my desk. I would be lost without The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler and The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser.
Favorite Authors:
Too many to list and would vary from Kooser to Tolkien to Jimmy Buffet to May Sarton to Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher to Jonathan Gash and to my friends A. Lee Martinez, Candace Havens, Rosemary Clement Moore and, yes, even that squinty eyed purveyor of old west adventures, J. Lee (Jimmy) Butts. Hmm, no classics? Well, there's Twain always, Dickens sometimes, Heminway when in the mood, most of the early US political writers and A. Conan Doyle and many, many more.

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Listing last updated: June 9, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Woodward, OK
Raised in:
Fort Worth, TX

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