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Robert Aquinas McNally

Author's Bio

Robert Aquinas McNally is the author or coauthor of nine books of nonfiction as well as four poetry chapbooks. His poems have appeared in a long list of anthologies and journals, and four times they have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A member of the National Association of Science Writers and a native of Ohio, McNally now wanders, wonders, and writes in Northern California.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Songs of the Two Names (Grayson Books, 2012)
Anthologies:
Tweets (Arctos Press, 2010), Cloud View Poets (Arctos Press, 2005), Hunger Enough (Pudding House Publications, 2004), Fresh Water (Pudding House Publications, 2002), Grrrrrr (Arctos Press, 2000), Prayers to Protest (Pudding House Publications, 1998), The Unitarian Universalist Poets (Pudding House Publications, 1996), Perspectives on William Everson (Castle Peak, 1992)
Journals:
apt: an online literary journal, Atlanta Review, Bateau, Blue Unicorn, Blueline, California Quarterly, Carquinez Poetry Review, Clean Sheets Erotica Magazine, Confrontation, Creation Spirituality, decomP, Eclectica, Ecotone, Flyway, Forge Journal, Fourteen Hills, Hawaii Pacific Review, Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing, Manzanita Quarterly, Minnetonka Review, Pembroke Magazine, Poets On, Pudding Magazine, Quarry West, Quiddity, Reed Magazine, River Oak Review, Riversedge, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Sanskrit Review, Snowy Egret, Soundings East, Spillway, The Alembic, The Cape Rock, The MacGuffin, The Pedestal, Turning Wheel
Prizes:
Finalist, 2014 Brittingham Prize. Finalist, 2014 Sixteen Rivers Press competition. Finalist, 2014 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry. Finalist, 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. Finalist, 2014 Tampa Review Pize for Poetry. 2011 Berkeley Poets' Dinner Grand Prize. 2012 Grayson Books Poetry Chapboook Award.

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Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon, Canto General by Pablo Neruda , The Secret History by Donna Tartt , Opened Ground by Seamus Heaney , The Ecopoetry Anthology by Ann Fisher-Wirth & Laura-Gray Street
Favorite Books:
The Iliad, Moby Dick, War and Peace, The Idiot, American Primitive, The Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse, The Book of Hours, Bury the Chains, Empire of the Summer Moon, Fools Crow, Riding the Earthboy 40
Favorite Authors:
Mary Oliver, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Adam Hochschild, Michael Ondaatje, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Pablo Neruda

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: October 4, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Columbus, OH
Raised in:
Columbus, OH

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