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Gregory Donovan

Gregory Donovan

Author's Bio

Gregory Donovan is the author of the poetry collections Torn from the Sun, forthcoming from Red Hen Press in spring 2015, and Calling His Children Home, winner of the Devins Award, as well as poetry, essays, and fiction published in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Chautauqua, storySouth, MiPOesias, 42opus, diode, The Southern Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. Donovan is Senior Editor of the online journal Blackbird and he teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Torn from the Sun (Red Hen Press, 2015), Calling His Children Home (University of Missouri Press, 1993)
Anthologies:
Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2003), The Devins Award Poetry Anthology (University of Missouri Press, 1998)
Journals:
32 Poems, 42opus, Alaska Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Cutbank, diode, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, MiPOesias, Mss., New England Review, South Coast Poetry Journal, Southern Review, storySouth
Prizes:
Devins Award, Robert Penn Warren Award (judged by Rosanna Warren, sponsored by New England Writers), Ucross Foundation Fellowship, Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowships.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Jorge Luis Borges, Wallace Stevens, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Rainer Maria Rilke, Norman Dubie, Dana Levin, David St. John, Mary Ruefle, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Philip Levine, James Joyce, and many more.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: June 2, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Mammoth Springs, AR
Raised in:
St. Louis, MO

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