Roy Adams

50 Whitton Road
Hamilton L8S 4C7

Author's Bio

After wandering down many paths (printer, paratrooper, academic, activist, politician) Roy Adams took up "the craft so long to lerne" in 2012. He was born in Philly, emigrated to Canada in 1973 and is a dual citizen. He has published more than 40 poems and has given open mic performances in Ontario, Delaware and New Jersey.

Publications and Prizes

Ascent Aspirations, Rat's Ass Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Feathertale Review
Prizes Won: 
Judges Choice Award, Canadian Authors' Assn (Niagara Br) annual poetry contest, 2015, 2018; Honourable Mention, William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, 2016; 2nd place Chaucer of Cheese Category, James McIntyre Poetry Contest, 2016; 2nd place, J.C. Herbert Award, James McIntyre Poetry Contest, 2016, 3rd place, Chaucer of Cheese Award, 2017; Honourable Mention, Open Heart 11 Poetry Competition, The Ontario Poetry Society, 2017.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Why Poetry" by Matthew Zapruder
The Ode Less Trabvelled by Stephen Fry

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Irish American
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Born in: 
philadelphia, PA
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philadelphia, PA
Tower Poetry, Vallum Contemporary Poetry, Halcyon Days Magazine, The Fiddlehead (Canada); Rat's Ass Review,, The Curious Element (USA); (UK); Ariel Chart (Australia); Eunoia Review (Singapore). "Bebop From Beau's Caboose." chapbook, The Ontario Poetry Society, 2018.
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Last updated: Oct 11, 2018