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James Pollock

Author's Bio

James Pollock is the author of Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press, 2012), which was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award in Poetry, runner-up for the Posner Poetry Book Award, and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada (The Porcupine's Quill, 2012), a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. His poems have been published in The Paris Review, The National Post, Poetry Daily, AGNI, and many other periodicals in the U.S. and Canada, broadcast on CBC Radio, and listed in Best Canadian Poetry. Several of his poems appear or are forthcoming in anthologies, including Heart of the Order: An Anthology of Poems about Baseball, The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2013, and The Poet's Quest for God: 21st Century Poems of Spirituality. His critical essays and reviews have appeared in Contemporary Poetry Review, Books in Canada, Arc Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. He earned a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston, where he held several fellowships in poetry. He is an associate professor at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and teaches poetry in the creative writing program. He lives with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press, 2012)
Anthologies:
The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2013 (House of Anansi Press, 2013)
Journals:
Agni, Canadian Literature, Dalhousie Review, Fiddlehead, Geist, Grain, Gulf Coast, Maisonneuve Magazine, Paris Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Prism International, Riddle Fence, Southern Poetry Review, Texas Review, The Del Sol Review, The Nashwaak Review, Western Humanities Review
Prizes:
Finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize, Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award in Poetry, Runner-Up for the Posner Poetry Book Award, Winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association, Finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, Work-Study Scholarship in poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, John Woods Scholarship in poetry at the Prague Summer Program at Charles University, Inprint Dissertation Fellowship, Stella Ehrhart Memorial Fellowship, C. Glenn Cambor/ Inprint Fellowship, Cullen Educational Trust Graduate Fellowship

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Listing last updated: August 16, 2013

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