Ralph Culver

South Burlington, VT 05403

Author's Bio

Ralph Culver was born in Champaign, Illinois in 1952 and grew up in Pittsburgh. Since 1970, apart from a couple of years in New York City, he has lived in Vermont. He studied creative writing and literature at Goddard College, the New School, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poetry, fiction, and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, and he is a past grantee in poetry of the Vermont Arts Council and multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize. In 2012, he received the Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize for his highly praised collection "Both Distances" (Anabiosis Press, 2013). His most recent collection, "So Be It" (WolfGang Press), was published in 2018. He is a popular lecturer and reader of his work, and has given many poetry readings in public spaces over the years. Culver is owner and principal of Letter-perfect Writing and Editorial Services, working with commercial businesses and nonprofits throughout North America on their writing needs.

Publications and Prizes

So Little Time
(Green Writers Press, 2014)
10x3 plus, 5 AM , 7 Days, Albatross, Amoskeag, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Bateau, Bear Creek Haiku, Chrysanthemum, Common Ground Review, Cooweescoowee, Denver Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Iodine Poetry Journal, Mud Season Review, Off the Coast, Onion River Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sou'wester, After Happy Hour Review, The Alembic, Aurorean, Bitter Oleander, The Kerf, Vantage Point, Vermont Literary Review, Willard & Maple, Worcester Review
Both Distances
(Anabiosis Press, 2013)
, So Be It
(WolfGang Press, 2018)
Prizes Won: 
Vermont Arts Council grantee in poetry; The Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize; Chickadee Chaps & Broads Poetry Broadside Prize

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Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Hospital patients, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Veterans
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Last updated: Apr 15, 2018