Bryan Penberthy

Charleston, SC

Author's Bio

Bryan Penberthy is an American poet. Born in Dearborn, Michigan, he was raised near Leavenworth, Kansas. He received his B.A. from Kansas State University in 2000, and his M.F.A. from Purdue University in 2003. During his time at Purdue, Penberthy served as Poetry Editor for Sycamore Review. His debut collection of poetry, Lucktown, was awarded the National Poetry Review Book Prize and was published in 2007. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including Crazyhorse, Coal City Review, New Orleans Review, River Styx, Bat City Review, and Poetry International, as well as online by Blackbird and Verse Daily. His work has also been anthologized in "And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana" and "Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green." Penberthy has taught at Purdue University, at the Charleston Air Force Base through the City Colleges of Chicago’s Programs for the Military, Trident Technical College, and Summerville High School. He currently serves as the Arts & Sciences Department Head for ECPI University in Charleston, South Carolina.

Publications and Prizes

(The National Poetry Review Press, 2007)
And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana
(Indiana Historical Society Press, 2011)
, Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green
(University of South Carolina Press, 2012)
Another Chicago Magazine, Antietam Review, Bat City Review, Blackbird, Carolina Quarterly, Chrysalis, Cider Press Review, Coal City Review, Crazyhorse, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, Hazmat Review, Lake Effect, Mad Poets Review, Mangrove, Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation, Midwest Quarterly, Möbius, New Delta Review, New Orleans Review, Poem, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, River Styx, Twilight Ending, Verse Daily, West Branch, William & Mary Review, Willow Springs, Wisconsin Review
Prizes Won: 
The Lyric Poem Prize (The Poetry Society of South Carolina, 2009); The National Poetry Review Book Prize (TNPR Press, 2006); T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry Finalist (Truman State University Press, 2006); Stevens Manuscript Competition Honorable Mention (National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 2006); AWP Intro Journals Project Award in Poetry (AWP, 2000).

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Leavenworth, KS
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Last updated: May 09, 2012