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Luke Hankins

Author's Bio

I am Senior Editor at Asheville Poetry Review, where I have been on staff since 2006. My first book of poems, WEAK DEVOTIONS, was released by Wipf & Stock Publishers in 2011 (https://wipfandstock.com/store/Weak_Devotions_poems). My poems, essays, and translations prose have appeared in numerous publications, including Contemporary Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry East, and The Writer's Chronicle. My chapbook of translations of French poems by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, I WAS AFRAID OF VOWELS...THEIR PALENESS, was published by Q Avenue Press in 2011. I graduated from the Indiana University M.F.A. program in 2009. My blog is at http://awayofhappening.blogspot.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Weak Devotions (Wipf and Stock, 2011)
Anthologies:
Remembering the Future (Cascade Books, 2009), Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writing from Rising Generations (Andover Newton Publications, 2006)
Journals:
American Literary Review, Bathyspheric Review, Cortland Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Marginalia, Modern Review, Poetry East, Poetry Southeast, Ruminate, Southern Poetry Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The Muse, The Other Journal, The Rectangle, Verse Libre Quarterly
Prizes:
The Yusef Komunyakaa Fellowship in Poetry, Indiana University, 2006-2008. The Ross Lockridge, Jr. Award, Indiana University, 2008.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Complete English Poems of George Herbert by George Herbert, Vivid Companion by Irene McKinney, Un cri dans la neige by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, Writing the Australian Crawl by William Stafford, The Problem of the Soul by Owen Flanagan
Favorite Books:
THE TEMPLE, George Herbert; THE DUINO ELEGIES, Rainer Maria Rilke; A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Charles Dickins; MOBY DICK, Herman Melville; GILEAD, Marilynne Robinson; THE SPARROW and GOD'S CHILDREN, Mary Doria Russell; JAYBER CROW, Wendell Berry.

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Listing last updated: September 13, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
No
Born in:
Natchez, MS
Raised in:
Asheville, NC

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