Roy Bentley

417 Barrington Ridge
Pataskala, OH 43062-8127
(262) 271-2937

Author's Bio

Roy Bentley has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Ohio Arts Council. His poems have appeared in the Southern Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Pleiades, Blackbird, Sou’wester, American Literary Review and elsewhere. He has published ten chapbooks and four books of poetry, including The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana, which won the White Pine Poetry Prize and was published by White Pine in 2006. His fourth collection, Starlight Taxi, is the winner of the 2012 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry and is available from Lynx House Press in Spokane, WA.

Publications and Prizes

Any One Man
(Bottom Dog Press, 1992)
, Boy in a Boat
(University of Alabama Press, 1986)
, Starlight Taxi
(Lynx House Press, 2013)
, The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana
(White Pine Press, 2006)
American Literary Review, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, Florida Review, Indiana Review, Laurel Review, Margie, Mid-American Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, New Virginia Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Ohio Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Sou'wester, Southern Review
Bentley Hotel
(Pudding House Publications, 2005)
, Funerals in the South
(Pudding House Publications, 2008)
, Greatest Hits: 1980-2001
(Pudding House Publications, 2002)
, Reparation
(Pudding House Publications, 2001)
, Strange Privacies
(Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2006)
, The Edge of Heaven
(Bottom Dog Press, 1988)
, The Idiot's Guide to the Afterlife
(Pudding House Publications, 2009)
, The Way into Town
(Signpost Press, 1984)
, Woman & Alligator: The Florida Poems
(Pudding House Publications, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry (NEA); 6-time Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowship recipient in poetry; an Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs in 2009.

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Field Guide by Robert Hass

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Dayton and Heath, OH
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Last updated: Jul 20, 2016