Patrick Hicks

Augustana College English Dept, Box 2181
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Author's Bio

Patrick Hicks is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Finding the Gossamer and This London—-he is also the editor of A Harvest of Words, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has appeared in some of the most vital literary journals in America, including Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Tar River Poetry, New Ohio Review, Salon, Prairie Schooner, Natural Bridge, and many others. He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, he was recently a finalist for the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition, the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, and the Gival Press Novel Award. His work with PBS’s “Over South Dakota” was nominated for an Emmy. He has won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award, been a notable mention in Best American Stories, and he is the recipient of a number of grants, including individual artist awards from the Bush Foundation and the South Dakota Arts Council. In 2014, his next poetry collection, Adoptable, will be published by Salmon Poetry and, also in that same year, his first novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, will be published by Steerforth/Random House. In early 2015, his short story collection, The Collector of Names, will be published by Schaffner Press. A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford, he is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College as well as a faculty member at the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He has lived in Northern Ireland, England, Germany, and Spain, but has returned to his Midwestern roots. When not writing, he enjoys watching thunderstorms roll across the prairie with his British wife and he is a sucker for playing in the backyard with his four-year-old son, who was adopted from South Korea.

Publications and Prizes

A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry
(Center for Western Studies, 2010)
, Draglines
(Lone Willow Press, 2006)
, Finding the Gossamer
(Salmon Poetry, 2008)
, The Kiss That Saved My Life
(Red Dragonfly Press, 2007)
, This London
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010)
, Traveling Through History
(Moon Pie Press, 2005)
Cimarron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Dalhousie Review, Glimmer Train, Louisville Review, National Catholic Reporter, Natural Bridge, Nimrod, Ploughshares, Poet Lore, Poetry East, South Dakota Review, Southern Indiana Review, Speakeasy, Tar River Poetry Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The Normal School
Prizes Won: 
Glimmer Train Fiction Award High Plains Literary Award

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Stillwater, MN
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Last updated: Jun 18, 2013