Phillip Provance

340 North Arch St.
Connellsville, PA 15425

Author's Bio

Phill Provance formerly served as Executive Editor at MediaTier Ltd., Editor at Large for Poets at Work, and an Associate Editor for Danse Macabre online literary journal, as well as author of the comic strip "The Adventures of Ace Hoyle" (MediaTier Ltd. 2008-2010). His journalistic, poetic and critical work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Baltimore Sun, InQuest Gamer magazine, Orbis, Arsenic Lobster, Noctua, Vandalia, Vine Leaves, Poetry Journal in Print, The Axe Factory Review, Word Riot, decomP magazinE, and many others; his first chapbook, "The Day the Sun Rolled Out of the Sky," was published by Cy Gist Press in December 2010 and received three Pushcart nominations and one nomination each for the Best of the Web and Best of the Net for its contents, from the magazines in which they previously appeared. His first full-length non-fiction work is forthcoming from The History Press in 2017, as is his second poetry chapbook from Cy Gist. He previously studied English literature at Oxford University and Bethany College and is currently completing his MFA in Poetry at WV Wesleyan College.

Publications and Prizes

The Idiom Magazine: Anthology of Volumes 1 & 2
(The Idiom, 2008)
Arsenic Lobster, Axe Factory Review, Baltimore Sun, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Decomp Magazine, New Haven Review, Noctua Review, Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction, the idiom, Word Riot
The Day the Sun Rolled Out of the Sky
(Cy Gist Press, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
Pushcart nomination by Asian Cha for "St. Petersburg Has Many Churches" (2011); Pushcart nomination by Cy Gist Press for "Sir Roger Penrose Finds God" (2011); Pushcart nomination by Flamma Bombo for "I Have Been an Empty Church" (2011); Best of the Web nomination by Asian Cha for "St. Petersburg Has Many Churches" (2011); Best of the Net nomination by Asian Cha for "St. Petersburg Has Many Churches" (2011)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Selected Poems by John Ashbery
Satan Says by Sharon Olds
Olives by A.E. Stallings
Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Favorite Books: 
Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski, Crow by Ted Hughes, The Night Abraham Called to the Stars by Robert Bly,, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, Ariel by Silvia Plath, Another Time by W.H. Auden, Geography III by Elizabeth Bishop, Return to the City of White Donkeys by James Tate, and The World Doesn't End by Charles Simic
Favorite Authors: 
Bukowski, Bly, Hughes, Neruda, Auden, Rilke, Plath, Bishop, Roethke, Tate, Simic, Follain

More Information

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Appalachian, British, Caucasian, Celtic American, Christian, Disabled, English American, European American, French, Irish American, Italian American, Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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Born in: 
Mt. Pleasant
Raised in: 
Connellsville, PA
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Last updated: Mar 27, 2017