Connie Post

PO Box 2623
Livermore, CA 94551

Author's Bio

I served as Poet Laureate of Livermore, California from 2005 to 2009. I hosted a popular reading series in the San Francisco Bay Area in Crockett, California (The Valona Deli Second Sunday Poetry Series from 2009 to 2018) My Chapbook "And When the Sun Drops"(Finishing Line Press 2012)received the Aurorean Editors Chapbook Choice Award for Fall 2012. My first full length book "Floodwater" was released in January 2014 by Glass Lyre Press."Floodwater" earned the Glass Lyre Press Lyrebird Award

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Floodwater
(Glass Lyre Press, 2014)
Anthologies: 
A Bird As Black as the Sun
(Green Poet Press, 2012)
, Carrying the Branch
(Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
, First Water Best of Pirene's Fountain
(Glass Lyre Press, 2013)
, Truth to Power Writers Respond To The Rhetoric Of Hate And Fear
(Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, 2017)
, Weatherings
(FutureCycle Press, 2015)
, When the muse calls
(Pomogranate Press, 2010)
Journals: 
Adanna, Apparatus Magazine, Arsenic Lobster, Atticus Review, Aurorean, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, Big Muddy, Blood Root Literary Magazine, Blue Fifth Review, Caesura, California State Poetry Quarterly, Calyx, Carquinez Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Comstock Review, Copperfield Review, Crab Creek Review, Disquieting Muses, I-70 Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Kalliope, Karamu, Main Street Rag, Midwest Poetry Review, Mobius, MockingHeart Review, Monterey Poetry Review, Oberon, Palooka, Pirene's Fountain, Poemeleon, Prick of the Spindle, Psychic Meatloaf, River Sedge, River Styx, Slipstream, Spillway Magazine, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Dirty Napkin, The Dogwood Journal, The Great American Poetry Show, The Pedestal Magazine, The Toronto Quaterly , Timber Creek Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Tule Review, Untitled Country Review, Up the Staircase, Up The Staircase, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, White Pelican Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review
Chapbook: 
And When the Sun Drops
(Finishing Line Press, 2012)
, Trip Wires
(Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
Winner of the 2016 Crab Creek Poetry Review Prize. First Place 2017 Prick of the Spindle Open Poetry Competition.  Other Awards include the Caesura Poetry Award, and the Dirty Napkin Cover prize. Short listed in the following Contests: Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey Awards, Calyx Lois Cranston Memorial Awards, Gary Gildner I 70 Review Award, Blood Root Literary Magazine.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books: 
"Words under the Words " Naomi Shihab Nye
Favorite Authors: 
Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Tony Hoagland, Ocean Vuong

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
Novato
Raised in: 
Livermore, CA
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Last updated: Feb 23, 2018