Lafayette Wattles

Author's Bio

“The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other” (Ernest Hemingway). I tend to employ humor while writing about some of the wreck that I have lived or witnessed, but from the perspective of characters who overcome the wreck, who thrive not just in spite of it, but perhaps because of it. My intention with my poetry and my fiction, after all, is to inspire hope.

Publications and Prizes

Blood Orange Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Cicada, Eclectica, Gastronomica, inch, Inkwell, Juked, Pirene's Fountain, Plain Spoke, Poemeleon, poeticdiversity, Stirring: A Literary Collection, The Centrifugal Eye, The Dirty Napkin, Word Riot
Prizes Won: 
Ucross Fellowship, Best of the Net 2008 & 2009 (for poetry), Best in Show Catherine Connelly Award (multiple times), Jesse Stuart Award (for young adult fiction) . . .

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Book of Men by Dorianne Laux
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

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Caucasian, Native American
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Elmira, NY
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Last updated: Dec 20, 2013