Derek Pollard

Ringling College of Art and Design 2700 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Author's Bio

Derek Pollard is co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX Books). His poetry, criticism, creative nonfiction, and translations have appeared in Best of the Net, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Edgar Allan Poe Review, Pleiades, and Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, among numerous other anthologies and journals. He is Assistant Editor at Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics and Faculty Editor at Shift.

Publications and Prizes

(BlazeVOX Books, 2010)
Diagram III
(New Michigan Press, 2008)
, Shade
(Four Way Books, 2006)
, Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak
(Harper Perennial, 2009)
, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: Second Floor
(No Tell Books, 2007)
, Zoland Poetry
(Zoland Books, 2008)
580 Split, 751 Magazine, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Ambit, Anemone Sidecar, Badlands, Barrelhouse, Bathtub Gin, Birdfeast, Blast Furnace, Blood & Honey Review, Blue Earth Review, Burntdistrict, Caketrain, Chariton Review, Colorado Review, Columbia, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Contrary, Court Green, Crash, Diagram, Diner, Ellipsis, Eratio Poetry Journal, Floodwall Magazine, Flyway, Forklift, Ohio, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Gravel, Harpur Palate, Hawai'i Review, H_NGM_N, Identity Theory, Interim, Interrupture, Iota, Limestone, Lunch Ticket, Margie, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Moria, Mud Season Review, Mudlark, Muse & Stone, Must Zine, No Tell Motel, Ozone Park, Pank, Ping Pong, Pleiades, Poet Lore, Quarterly West, Redactions, ShufPoetry, Sidebrow, SLAB, Small Po[r]tions, Stone Canoe, The Comstock Review, The New Yinzer, Vinyl Poetry, Vox, Weave Magazine, White Whale Review, Word For/Word, Zone 3
Prizes Won: 
Best Poem selection, Best of the Net 2007 (2008); Featured Poem selection, The Page: Poetry, Essays, Language, Ideas (2007); full scholarship for the Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers, The Center for Book Arts (2006); Sweet Corn Prize, Flyway (2005); Poetry Prize runner-up, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art (2004).

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
To Give It Up by Pam Rehm
Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau, ed. William Howarth
Collected French Translations: Poetry by John Ashbery, ed. Rosanne Wasserman and Eugene Richie
The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson, ed. Jen Bervin and Marta Werner
Apocalypse and After: Modern Strategy and Postmodern Tactics in Pound, Williams, and Zukofsky by Bruce Comens

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Born in: 
Flint, MI
Raised in: 
Kalamazoo, MI
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Last updated: Aug 26, 2017