William Leo Coakley

New York, NY 10023

Author's Bio

Have recently read my poetry at the Poetry Society, London,and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum,, the Irish American Writers and Artists,and the BoxoFFICE art gallery in New York, on Montreal's CKUT "Labour Radio," at the Union Square Barnes & Noble as part of the 2011 and 2015 W. B. Yeats Society Annual Award Winners programs; at the New England Poetry Club in Cambridge; and at the 2014-16 Rainbow Book Fairs.

Publications and Prizes

Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2016
(Aesthetica Magazine Ltd., 2015)
, di-vêrsé-city Anthology 2017
(Austin International Poetry Festival, 2017)
, Eddie's Own Aquarius
(Dublin: Cahermee Publications, 2005)
, Emerson of Harvard
(Quill Books, 2003)
, Humor in America
(Open Places, 1984)
, Sotheby's International Poetry Competition Anthology
(Arvon Foundation, 1984)
, ​Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology2017: Mingled Voices 2
(Proverse Publishing, 2018)
American Review, Assaracus, Christopher Street, Confrontation, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Cyphers, Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Irish Times, The London Magazine, Mudfish, The New York Quarterly, Paris Review, Raritan, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, The Nation, The Recusant
Prizes Won: 
"Discovery" Award,92nd St. Y Poetry Center; Duncan Lawrie Prize, Sotheby's International Poetry Competition; 2011 and 2015 W. B. Yeats Society Annual Award: Honorable Mentions; long list, Montréal Prize, 2015; finalist, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, 2015; longlist, National Poetry Competition (England), 2016; 2013 Der-Hovanessian Translation Prize, New England Poetry Club, Boston (for translation of a Cavafy poem); shortlist, 2019 Irish Times Hennessy. Prize for New Irish Writing.

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Boston, MA
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Last updated: Mar 20, 2018