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Jeff Tigchelaar

Author's Bio

Jeff Tigchelaar stays home with the kids. His poems appear or forthcome in or on The Laurel Review, Pleiades, CutBank, Handsome, Fugue, LIT, The Offending Adam, Phoebe, Heavy Feather Review, Sand, Garbanzo, The Southeast Review, Best New Poets 2011, Court Green, North American Review, burntdistrict, Hobart, Prole, Grist, Gertrude, Rhino, Tar River Poetry, Sport Literate, Coal City Review, Flyway, Fjords, Juked, Controlled Burn, I-70 Review, Aethlon, el Paper, Thrush Poetry Journal, The 22, Verse Daily, Atlanta Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, West Wind Review, decomP, and elsewhere. His poem 'One Way of Looking at Thirteen Blackbirds' was microreviewed on cellpoems.org.

Publications and Prizes

Harpur Palate, Hunger Mountain, Margie, Natural Bridge, Redactions
Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, 2008; Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award in Poetry, 2010 (Kansas)

Jeff Tigchelaar Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Fast Machine by Elizabeth Ellen, The Afterlives of Trees by Wyatt Townley, Ruled by Pluto by Matthew Porubsky, Burn by Kathleen Johnson, Louise: Amended by Louise Krug
Favorite Books:
The Center of Everything (Laura Moriarty); The Boys (John Terpstra); No One Belongs Here More than You (Miranda July); Wind of the Journey (Irina Ratushinskaya; trans. Lydia Razran Stone); The Gay Science (F. Nietzsche); The Essential Rumi (Coleman Barks trans.); Catch 22 (Joseph Heller); The Moviegoer (Walker Percy); God Laughs and Plays (David James Duncan); A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole); Return to the City of White Donkeys (James Tate); Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke); Michel de Montaigne: The Essays: A Selection
Favorite Authors:
John Terpstra, Dan Gerber, Mark Hennessy, Mark Halliday, William Heyen, Ted Kooser, Adrienne Rich, Alice Friman, Czeslaw Milosz, Richard Brautigan, Hunter S. Thompson, David Foster Wallace, Tao Lin, Jack Ridl, Greg Rappleye, Denise Low, Sherman Alexie, Leonard Cohen, Zakes Mda, Rob Bell, Art Gish

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Listing last updated: February 11, 2014

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Dutch American
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Born in:
Grand Rapids, MI
Raised in:
Grand Rapids, MI

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