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Jeanpaul Ferro

Author's Bio

An 8-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jéanpaul Ferro’s work has appeared on National Public Radio, Contemporary American Voices, Columbia Review, Emerson Review, Connecticut Review, Saltsburg Review, Hawaii Review, Danforth Review, Oregon Literary Review, Portland Monthly, Arts & Understanding Magazine, The Providence Journal, , and others. He is the author of All The Good Promises (Plowman Press, 1994), Becoming X (BlazeVox Books, 2008), You Know Too Much About Flying Saucers (Thumbscrew Press, 2009), Hemispheres (Maverick Duck Press, 2009) Essendo Morti – Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009), nominated for the 2010 Griffin Prize in Poetry; and Jazz (Honest Publishing, 2011), nominated for both the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the 2012 Griffin Prize in Poetry. He is represented by the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Essendo Morti - Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009), All The Good Promises (Plowshare Press, 1994)
Journals:
Bartleby Snopes, Brink Magazine, Litchfield Review, Oregon Literary Review, Pindeldyboz, Southern Literary Review, Vol. No.
Prizes:
Nominated for 8 Pushcart Prizes, 3 storySouth Million Writer Awards, and 2 Dzanc Book's Best of the Web awards. Additionally, Essendo Morti – Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009)was nominated for the 2010 Griffin Prize in Poetry. Jazz (Honest Publishing, 2011) was nominated for both the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the 2012 Griffin Prize in Poetry.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski; No Good Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath; The Garden of Eden and A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway;
Favorite Authors:
Federico Garcia Lorca, Jesmyn Ward, Ernest Hemingway, Michel Houellebecq, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Pablo Neruda, John Fante, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, Mark Z. Danielewski, Truman Capote, Cormac McCarthy, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Boris Pasternak, Galway Kinnell, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O'Neill, Corrine De Winter

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Listing last updated: July 16, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
No
Travels for readings?
No
Identifies as:
Italian American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Providence, RI
Raised in:
Scituate, RI

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