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Derek Pollard

Author's Bio

Derek Pollard is Poetry and Nonfiction Editor at Witness Magazine; Managing Editor at Interim; Assistant Editor at Barrow Street Press; and is one of the founding editors of Blue Night Press, publisher of the literary journal Prechelonian and a limited edition chapbook series. He is currently a Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Publications and Prizes

Inconsequentia (BlazeVox Books, 2010)
Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak (Harper Perennial, 2009), Diagram III (New Michigan Press, 2008), Zoland Poetry (Zoland Books, 2008), The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: Second Floor (No Tell Books, 2007), Shade (Four Way Books, 2006)
580 Split, 751 Magazine, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Ambit, Anemone Sidecar, Barrelhouse, Bathtub Gin, Birdfeast, Blast Furnace, Blood & Honey Review, Blue Earth Review, Caketrain, Chariton Review, Colorado Review, Columbia, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Contrary, Court Green, Crash, Diagram, Diner, Ellipsis, Flyway, Forklift, Ohio, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Harpur Palate, Hawai'i Review, H_ngm_n, Identity Theory, Interim, Interrupture, Iota, Limestone, Lunch Ticket, Margie, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Moria, Mudlark, Muse & Stone, Must Zine, No Tell Motel, Pank, Ping Pong, Pleiades, Poet Lore, Quarterly West, Redactions, Sidebrow, SLAB, Stone Canoe, The Comstock Review, The New Yinzer, Vox, Weave Magazine, White Whale Review, Word For/Word, Zone 3
Finalist for the Toadlily Press Quartet Series (2012); Semi-finalist for the Three Candles Press Open Book Award (2010); finalist for the Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry (2008); Best Poem selection, Best of the Net 2007; Featured Poem selection, The Page: Poetry, Essays, Language, Ideas (2007); finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize (2007); finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Prize for Poetry (2006); finalist for the Alice James Kinereth Gensler Awards (2006); semi-finalist in the Saturnalia Books Contest (2006); semi-finalist for the Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry (2006); full scholarship for the Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers, The Center for Book Arts (2006); Sweet Corn Prize, Flyway (2005); Poetry Prize runner-up, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art 39 (2004).

Derek Pollard Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Mythologies by Roland Barthes, The Bedbug and Selected Poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky, ARK by Ronald Johnson, The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson, American Gypsy by Oksana Marafioti

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Listing last updated: March 15, 2014

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Born in:
Flint, MI
Raised in:
Kalamazoo, MI

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