Ron Talney

13 Bloch Terrace
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Author's Bio

Ron Talney has published poems in numerous journals as well as five volumes of poetry, a juvenile mystery novel, The Ghost of Deadman's Hollow, from University Editions, and most recently, an adult novel, Nockers Up! from Inkwater Press. He was born in Canada but has lived in the United States most of his life.

Publications and Prizes

A Secret Weeping of Stones, New and Selected Poems
(Plain View Press, Austin, TX, 2010)
, Night Sky
(Stone City Press, 2009)
, Nockers Up!
(Inkwater Press, 2012)
, The Anxious Ground
(Press-22, 1974)
, The Archieves of Silence, A Father's Memoir
(The Legal Studies Forum, 2011)
, The Ghost of Deadman's Hollow
(University Editions, 1994)
10 Oregon Poets
(Prescott Street Press, 1975)
, Poets West
(Perivale Press, 1975)
, The Prescott Street Reader
(Prescott Street Press, 1995)
Angelhair, Coudbank, Encore, Fireweed, Hubbub, Human Voice, Legal Studies Forum, Lynx, Palabra, Passager, Portland Oregonian, Portland Review, Windfall, Writer
A Secret Weeping of Stones
(Legal Studies Forum, 2006)
, The Broken World
(Stone City Press, 2006)
Prizes Won: 
He has received awards from the Oregon State Poetry Association, The North American Mentor Society, The Writer's Digest, and in 1985 his poem, Portlandia, was selected as the dedication poem for the statue, Portlandia, a landmark work of art residing in downtown Portland, Oregon, second in size only to the Statue of Liberty.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Ex Mex by Jorge Castenada
The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urea
Kafka Comes to America by Steven Wax

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in: 
New Westminister, Canada
Raised in: 
Portland, OR
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Last updated: Nov 23, 2013