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Ron Talney

Author's Bio

Ron Talney has published poems in numerous journals as well as five volumes of poetry, a juvenile mystery novel, The Ghost of Deadman's Hollow, from University Editions, and most recently, an adult novel, Nockers Up! from Inkwater Press. He was born in Canada but has lived in the United States most of his life.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Nockers Up! (Inkwater Press, 2012), The Archieves of Silence, A Father's Memoir (The Legal Studies Forum, 2011), A Secret Weeping of Stones, New and Selected Poems (Plain View Press, Austin, TX, 2010), Night Sky (Stone City Press, 2009), The Ghost of Deadman's Hollow (University Editions, 1994), The Anxious Ground (Press-22, 1974)
Chapbooks:
A Secret Weeping of Stones (Legal Studies Forum, 2006), The Broken World (Stone City Press, 2006)
Anthologies:
The Prescott Street Reader (Prescott Street Press, 1995), 10 Oregon Poets (Prescott Street Press, 1975), Poets West (Perivale Press, 1975)
Journals:
Angelhair, Cloudbank, Encore, Fireweed, Hubbub, Human Voice, Legal Studies Forum, Lynx, Palabra, Passager, Portland Oregonian, Portland Review, Windfall, Writer
Prizes:
He has received awards from the Oregon State Poetry Association, The North American Mentor Society, The Writer's Digest, and in 1985 his poem, Portlandia, was selected as the dedication poem for the statue, Portlandia, a landmark work of art residing in downtown Portland, Oregon, second in size only to the Statue of Liberty.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Ex Mex by Jorge Castenada, The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urea, Kafka Comes to America by Steven Wax
Favorite Books:
Too numerous to detail
Favorite Authors:
Richard Hugo William Stafford

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Listing last updated: November 23, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New Westminister, BC
Raised in:
Portland, OR

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