Benjamin Myers

Box 61214 500 W. University St.
Shawnee, OK 74804

Author's Bio

Benjamin Myers is the author of two books of poetry: Lapse Americana (New York Quarterly Books, 2013) and Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press 2010), for which he won the 2011 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry. His poems may be read in numerous literary journals, including The Yale Review, Nimrod, The Iron Horse Literary Review, The New York Quarterly, Tar River, DMQ Review, 32 Poems, and Measure. He also reviews poetry for several publications, including World Literature Today, and is on the faculty at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Publications and Prizes

Elegy for Trains
(Village Books Press, 2010)
, Lapse Americana
(NYQ Books, 2013)
Ain't Nobody that Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing
(Mongrel Empire Press, 2010)
, Travelin' Must: A Poetic Tribute to Woody Guthrie
(Village Books Press, 2010)
32 Poems, Arkansas Literary Forum, Blue Collar Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Byline, Chiron Review, Christianity & Literature, Concho River Review, Devil's Lake, DMQ Review, Elimae, Iron Horse Literary Review, Measure, New Plains Review, Nimrod, Plainsongs, Poetry Northwest, Poetrybay, Rock & Sling, Ruminate, Salamander, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry, The Foundling Review, The Mayo Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, The Neo-Victorian/Cochlea, The New York Quarterly, The Pedestal Magazine, Yale Review
Prizes Won: 
Tennessee Williams Scholar, Sewanee Writers' Conference 2011 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry 1996 Byline Award for Poetry

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Oklahoma City
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Chandler, OK
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Last updated: Oct 09, 2014