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Glenn Lyvers

Author's Bio

Glenn Lyvers (1969-current) was born in Michigan. He has lived in California, Georgia, Indiana and various US locations. He has traveled abroad, both in the Americas and Europe (including some time spent living and studying in Oaxaca Mexico, near Central America). He speaks English and Spanish. Lyvers holds a degree in Philosophy from Indiana University. He received assistance in publishing his first book, “Glenn Lyvers Midwest Collection,” after winning the 2009 Best Poet award from Midwest Literary Magazine. Glenn’s second book, Burnt Umber, was published by MLM Press. Glenn has won the Indiana University annual poetry contest, received two pushcart nominations, a Wolfson Award, and his works appear in dozens of literary journals. Lyvers is the currently the masthead at Prolific Press (http://prolificpress.com), a publishing house where he oversees the publication of numerous literary journals including Poetry Quarterly, a not-for-profit literary journal (http://PoetryQuarterly.org). Lyvers is also the owner of GreenSubmissions (http://GreenSubmissions.com), a submission managing software suite serving a large group of literacy journals online, as seen in Poets and Writers Magazine. Lyvers self publishes a small bi-annual journal based on the life and times of small towns in Midwest America, “Inwood Indiana,” (http://InwoodIndiana.com) named after one of the places he lived. Lyvers is a master photographer and has received national recognition in the field. Lyvers recently moved from Virginia Beach to a small fishing village on Virginia's Eastern Shore where he is working on his next book. Glenn Lyvers is currently available for readings. Glenn can be contacted through GlennLyvers.com

Publications and Prizes

Burnt Umber (Midwest Literary Magazine, 2011)
Bearing North (Midwest Literary Magazine, 2010), cAN oPENER (Midwest Literary Magazine, 2009)
Calliope Nerve, Camroc Press Review, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Everyday Poets Magazine, Everyday Weirdness, Flutter Poetry Journal, Mad Swirl, Red River Review, Shoots and Vines, The Blue Hour, The Houston Literary Review, The Legendary, The Stray Branch, Word Catalyst Magazine
Best poet 2009 Midwest Literary Magazine. / 2011 Indiana University Annual Poetry Contest. / 2009 Wolfson Award.

Glenn Lyvers Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Lotus Buffet by Rupert Fike, To a Vanished World by Lee Sharkey, Song by Brigit Kelly, No Heroics Please by Raymond Carver, Delights and Shadows by Ted Kooser
Favorite Books:
Going Fast - Fredrick Seidel The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitgerald The Shawl - Cynthia Ozick Downsides of Fish Culture - David Dodd Lee Sailing Alone Around the Room - Billy Collins Ooga-Booga - Fredrick Seidel Earlier Poems - Franz Wright
Favorite Authors:
Raymond Carver John Ashbery Billy Collins Fredrick Seidel David Dodd Lee Ted Kooser

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Listing last updated: July 8, 2014

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Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
English American
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Fluent in:
English, Spanish
Born in:
Muskegon, MI
Raised in:
Mishawaka, IN

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