George Drew

Poestenkill, NY 12140

Author's Bio

George Drew was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He has read widely, for example, Rochester Institute of Technology, The College of the Holy Cross, Union College, The University of Maine, and many other venues including libraries, coffee houses, bookstores, etc. Drew is the author of eight collections of poetry: Toads in a Poisoned Tank, The Horse’s Name Was Physics, American Cool, The Hand that Rounded Peter’s Dome, The View From Jackass Hill, winner of the 2010 X.J. Kennedy Prize for Poetry (Texas Review Press), Down & Dirty, Fancy's Orphan, and Pastoral Habits: New & Selected Poems (Texas Review Press). He has published widely in such journals as Antioch Review, Atlanta Review, The Baltimore Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cutthroat, Louisiana Literature, Mississippi Review, New Millennium Writings, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Salmagundi, and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. He also had a group of poems appear in The Southern Poetry Anthology, II: Mississippi (Texas Review Press).

Publications and Prizes

Pastoral Habits: New & Selected Poems
(Texas Review Press, 2016)
Down & Dirty
(Texas Review Press, 2014)
Prizes Won: 
Paumanok Poetry Award, Stephen Dunn Poetry Award, Baltimore Review Poetry Prize, South Carolina Poetry Prize. Runner Up for the 2009 Chautauqua Literary Journal Poetry Contest, The Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry,the X.J.Kennedy Prize for Poetry, and the St. Petersburg Review Poetry Prize.

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Sep 30, 2016