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

And For The Mouth A Flower
(Brickhouse Books, 2014)
, Grand Detour
(Black Buzzard Press, 2007)
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

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Waukegan, IL
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Last updated: Nov 13, 2016