Eric Paul Shaffer

Author's Bio

Eric Paul Shaffer's seventh book of poetry, Even Further West, will be published by Unsolicited Press on April 24, 2018. He is author of six previous books of poetry, including A Million-Dollar Bill (2016); Lāhaina Noon (2005); Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen (2001); Portable Planet (2000); RattleSnake Rider (1990); and Kindling: Poems from Two Poets (1988; with James Taylor III). More than 500 of his poems appear in more than 300 local, national, and international reviews and in anthologies, such as The EcoPoetry Anthology; Jack London Is Dead: Contemporary Euro-American Poetry in Hawai‘i; 100 Poets Against the War; and The Soul Unearthed. Shaffer received the 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature and a 2006 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Award for Lāhaina Noon. He won a 2006 Fellowship to the Summer Fishtrap Writers Workshop in Oregon and the 2009 James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. In 2013, he was keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops at Hawai‘i Pacific University. In 2015, he was a visiting poet at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. Burn & Learn, his first novel, was published in 2009. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Honolulu Community College.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Lahaina Noon
(Leaping Dog Press, 2005)
, Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen
(Leaping Dog Press, 2001)
, Portable Planet
(Leaping Dog Press, 2000)
Anthologies: 
100 Poets Against the War
(Salt Publishing, 2003)
, American Society: What Poets See
(FutureCycle Press, 2012)
, Crossing Lines
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2015)
, Jack London Is Dead: Contemporary Euro-American Poetry of Hawai‘i
(TinFish Press, 2013)
, The EcoPoetry Anthology
(Trinity University Press, 2013)
, Weatherings
(FutureCycle Press, 2015)
Journals: 
American Scholar, Another Chicago Magazine, Antigonish Review, Bamboo Ridge, Blue Collar Review, Chaminade Literary Review, Cider Press Review, Cordite Poetry Review, CV2, Event, Gargoyle Magazine, Going Down Swinging, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Hawai'i Review, Iota, Magma Poetry, Malahat Review, Margie, New Millennium Writings, North American Review, Pearl Magazine, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry NZ, Prism International, Prole, Quadrant, Raleigh Review, Rattle, Slant, Slate, Solo, Southword Journal , Spillway, Stand Magazine, Sugar House Review, Sun Magazine, Takahe, Tar River Poetry Review, The Brooklyner, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, The Hollins Critic, Threepenny Review, Weber—The Contemporary West, Westerly
Chapbooks: 
Restoring Lady Liberty
(Obscure Publications, 2009)
, Road Sign Suite: Across America and Again
(Obscure Publications, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
2009 James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 2006 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Award for Lāhaina Noon, 2006 Fellowship to the Summer Fishtrap Writers Retreat and Workshop, 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bourne
Raised in: 
Seat Pleasant, MD
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Last updated: Apr 05, 2018