Derek Pollard

University of Nevada, Las Vegas English Dept., 4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5011

Author's Bio

Co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX, 2010), Derek Pollard is Assistant Editor at Interim. For many years, he was Associate Editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose, where he worked closely with late founding editor Herbert Scott to grow the press, and was Assistant Editor at Barrow Street, where he worked alongside Peter Covino to develop the press's catalogue. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute Fellow in Poetry and is now on faculty.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Inconsequentia
(BlazeVOX Books, 2010)
Anthologies: 
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)
Journals: 
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: 
Finalist for the Toadlily Press Quartet Series (2012); Semi-finalist for the Three Candles Press Open Book Award (2010); finalist for the Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry (2008); Best Poem selection, Best of the Net 2007; Featured Poem selection, The Page: Poetry, Essays, Language, Ideas (2007); finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize (2007); finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Prize for Poetry (2006); finalist for the Alice James Kinereth Gensler Awards (2006); semi-finalist in the Saturnalia Books Contest (2006); semi-finalist for the Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry (2006); 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 39 (2004).

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz by Claudia Keelan
,
Essay: A Critical Memoir by Donald Revell
,
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

More Information

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Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Flint
Raised in: 
Kalamazoo, MI
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Last updated: Sep 22, 2016