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Karl Elder

Author's Bio

www.karlelder.com Books The Houdini Monologues. Word of Mouth Books. Sheboygan. 2010. (poems). Gilgamesh at the Bellagio. The National Poetry Review Press. Aptos. 2007. (poems) The Minimalist’s How-to Handbook. Parallel Press. Madison. 2005. (poems) Mead: Twenty-six Abecedariums. Marsh River Editions. Marshfield. 2005. (poems) The Geocryptogrammatist’s Pocket Compendium of the United States. R.S. Endowment Editions. Plymouth. 2001. (poem) A Man in Pieces. Prickly Pear Press. Austin. 1994. (poems) What Is the Future of Poetry? Seems Press. Sheboygan. 1991. [third printing]. (Editor) Phobophobia. Prickly Pear Press. Austin. 1987. [out of print]. (poems) The Celibate. Prickly Pear Press. Austin. 1982. [out of print]. (poems) Can't Dance an' It's Too Wet to Plow. Prickly Pear Press. Dallas. 1975 [out of print]. (poems)

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Gilgamesh at the Bellagio (The National Poetry Review Press, 2007), Mead: Twenty-six Abecedariums (Marsh River Editions, 2005), The Minimalist's How-to Handbook (Parallel Press, 2005)
Anthologies:
Poetry Daily Essentials 2007 (Sourcebooks, 2007), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2005), The Pushcart Prize XXV (Pushcart Press, 2001), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2000)
Journals:
Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Carriage House Review, Free Verse, Icon, Mikrokosmos, Poetry Daily, Triptych Quarterly Fiction, Verse Daily
Prizes:
The Christopher Latham Scholes Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers (2012) The National Poetry Review Prize Book Series Runner-Up (2007). Sabbatical to write “Gilgamesh at the Bellagio” (2006). Posner Book Award Honorable Mention (2006). The Chad Walsh Award for Poetry (2005). The Lorine Niedecker Award for Poetry (2005). Free Verse contest judged by Marilyn Taylor [first place] (2005). Named Lakeland College Poet in Residence (2003). Mikrokosmos Prize for Poetry (2002). Pushcart Prize for Poetry (2001). Lakeland College's Outstanding Teacher Award (1986). Sabbatical to write Earth as It Is in Heaven, a novel in manuscript (1986). Illinois Art Council Award for Poetry (1975). Lucien Stryk Award for Poetry (1974).

Karl Elder Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Harmonium. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Hamlet. The Education of Henry Adams. Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?Olive Kitteridge.
Favorite Authors:
Shakespeare, Emerson, Thoreau, Wallace Stevens, Mark Strand, Elizabeth Bishop, Walter Pater, James Merrill.

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Listing last updated: January 3, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Children, Children
Born in:
Beloit, WI
Raised in:
Leland, IL

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