J Tarwood

NY 60099

Author's Bio

As an adult, I’ve worked in Kenya, Turkey, Yemen, Oman, Colombia, and Dubai; I’ve trekked by all sorts of dubious means through most of Africa, Europe, and South America, even darting a few times into Asia. But my life hasn’t been a travelogue. I’ve lived out globalization from aerograms to emails; that’s given me a vision quite different from many contemporary American poets. I like what Rimbaud said: “’I’ is an other.” I have three books: The Cats in Zanzibar Grand Detour And For The Mouth A Flower And For The Mouth A Flower was published by Brickhouse Books and is available on Amazon.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
And For The Mouth A Flower
(Brickhouse Books, 2014)
, Grand Detour
(Black Buzzard Press, 2007)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, Big Muddy, Blue Mesa Review, Breakfast All Day, Broken Bridge, Bryant Literary Review, Buckle &, California State Poetry Quarterly, Calliope, COE Review, Comstock Review, Eratica, Free Lunch, Freshwater, Front Range Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Heartlodge, Karamu, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, Lilies & Cannonballs, Main Street Rag, Midwest Quarterly, Paris/Atlantic, Phantasmagoria, Pike Creek Review, Plainsongs, Poetry Motel, Quantum Tao, Red River Review, Rhino Magazine, Rio, Rockhurst Review, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Tar Wolf Review, Terra Incognita, Visions International, White Pelican Review, Willow Review, Wind, Yet Another Small Magazine
Prizes Won: 
1997: Plainsong Poetry Award 2001: Visions Featured Poet 2003: Pushcart Poem nominee

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War by Svetlana Alexievich
,
Red Clay Weather by Reginald Shepherd
,
The Mediterranean and The Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II by Fernand Braudel
,
The Satires of Persius by Persius, translated by W.S. Merwin
,
Testimony by Charles Reznikoff

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Waukegan
Raised in: 
Waukegan, IL
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Last updated: Nov 13, 2016