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J Tarwood

Author's Bio

As an adult, I’ve worked in Kenya, Turkey, Yemen, Oman, Colombia, and Dubai; I’ve trekked by all sorts of dubious means through most of Africa, Europe, and South America, even darting a few times into Asia. But my life hasn’t been a travelogue. I’ve lived out globalization from aerograms to emails; that’s given me a vision quite different from many contemporary American poets. I like what Rimbaud said: “’I’ is an other.”

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Grand Detour (Black Buzzard Press, 2007)
Journals:
American Poetry Review, Big Muddy, Blue Mesa Review, Breakfast All Day, Broken Bridge, Bryant Literary Review, Buckle &, California State Poetry Quarterly, Calliope, COE Review, Comstock Review, Eratica, Free Lunch, Freshwater, Front Range Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Heartlodge, Karamu, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, Lilies & Cannonballs, Main Street Rag, Midwest Quarterly, Paris/Atlantic, Phantasmagoria, Pike Creek Review, Plainsongs, Poetry Motel, Quantum Tao, Red River Review, Rhino Magazine, Rio, Rockhurst Review, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Tar Wolf Review, Terra Incognita, Visions International, White Pelican Review, Willow Review, Wind, Yet Another Small Magazine
Prizes:
1997: Plainsong Poetry Award 2001: Visions Featured Poet 2003: Pushcart Poem nominee

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Salvation Blues by Rodney Jones, Selected Poems by Louis Zukofsky, The Mediterranean and The Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II by Fernand Braudel, Julian by Gore Vidal, War Music by Christopher Logue
Favorite Books:
The Great Fires A Farewell to Arms The Enigma of Arrival Disaffections Among Women Only After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory The Sinking of the Titanic The Displaced of Capital Little-dog-of-iron The Selected Poems of Lorine Niedecker Internal West The Man Without Qualities
Favorite Authors:
Jack Gilbert Ernest Hemingway William Carlos Williams Cesare Pavese V. S. Naipaul Robert Musil Hans Magnus Enzensberger Anne Winters Philip R. St. Clair

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Listing last updated: June 12, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Spanish
Born in:
Waukegan, IL
Raised in:
Waukegan, IL

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