Ralph Pennel

Cambridge , MA 02138

Author's Bio

Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. Ralph’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Orphans, F(r)iction, Tarpaulin Sky, The Cape Rock, Rain Taxi Review of Books and various other journals. Ralph is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary journal, Midway Journal, and he is a board member of the New England Poetry Club. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart, and he was twice a finalist for Somerville Poet Laureate. He teaches poetry and writing at Bentley University.

Publications and Prizes

A World Less Perfect for Dying In
(Cervena Barva Press, 2015)
Monologues from the Road
(Heinemann Books, 1999)
, Open to Interpretation
(Taylor & O'Neill, 2014)
, Open to Interpretation
(Taylor & O'Neill, 2012)
Common Ground Review, Ibbetson Street Press, Literary Orphans, Rain Taxi, Right Hand Pointing, ROPES, Sleet Magazine, Cape Rock, The Four Quarters Magazine, Smoking Poet, Unbound Press, Waterhouse Review, Wilderness House Literary Review
Prizes Won: 
Finalist for Poet Laureate of Somerville, 2017; Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2015; Finalist for Poet Laureate of Somerville, 2014; Poet of the Moment, MassPoetry.org, 2013; Teacher of the Year, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, 2008; First Place for Poetry, Kamelian, 1994; Honorable Mention, Davenport Poetry Contest, 1993

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European American
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De Kalb, IL
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Last updated: May 22, 2018