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Penny Harter

Author's Bio

My new prize-winning e-chapbook of haibun, "One Bowl" was posted in the fall of 2012, by Snapshot Press, England: http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/ebooks/One_Bowl.pdf My newest print book, "Recycling Starlight", is a cycle of grief poems processing the loss of my husband, William J. Higginson, in October of 2008. Also, "The Haiku Handbook", which I co-authored with him, recently came out in a 25th Anniversary Edition. And my hardcover, illustrated children’s alphabestiary, "The Beastie Book," came out in December, 2009. I am a Dodge Poet and was invited to read at the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival at the Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. For more information and sample poems from my books, you may visit my web site at: www.2hweb.net/penhart. And for current and ongoing activities, readings, publication news, etc., please visit my blog at http://penhart.wordpress.com.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Resonance Around Us (Mountains and Rivers Press, 2013), One Bowl (Snapshot Press, 2012), The Night Marsh (Word Tech Editions, 2008), Along River Road (From Here Press, 2005), Buried in the Sky (La Alameda Press, 2001), Lizard Light: Poems from the Earth (Sherman Asher Publishing, 1998), Turtle Blessing (La Alameda Press, 1996)
Chapbooks:
Recycling Starlight (Mountains and Rivers Press, 2010)
Anthologies:
The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, Edited by Diane Lockward (Wind Publications, 2013), Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude (Holy Cow Press, 2012), Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzhemier's Disease (The Kent State University Press, 2012), Wingbeats: Exercises and Practices in Poetry (Dos Gatos Press, 2011), Contemporary Haibun, Volume 12 (Red Moon Press, 2010), Finding the Way Home: Poems of Awakening and Transformation (White Pine Press, 2010), Not a Muse: A world Poetry Anthology (Haven Books, 2009), Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008), Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart (Shambhala, 2008), The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary (Jersey Shore Publications, 2005), The Unswept Path: Contemporary American Haiku (White Pine Press, 2005), Sisters of the Earth (Vintage, 2003), American Nature Writing 2002 (Fulcrum, 2001)
Journals:
Paterson Literary Review, Qarrtsiluni, Sea Stories, Shearsman, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, U.S. 1, Umbrella, Valparaiso Poetry Review
Prizes:
Three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; the Mary Carolyn Davies Award from the Poetry Society of America; the William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for poems in "American Nature Writing, 2002"; and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for a residency in mid-January, 2011.

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Listing last updated: November 12, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Manhattan, NY
Raised in:
Staten Island, NY & Clark, NJ

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