Benjamin Myers

Poet

Box 61214 500 W. University St.
Shawnee, OK 74804
Phone: 
405-878-2200

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Ain't Nobody that Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing (Mongrel Empire Press, 2010)
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Travelin' Must: A Poetic Tribute to Woody Guthrie (Village Books Press, 2010)
Books:
Lapse Americana (NYQ Books, 2013)
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Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press, 2010)
Journals: ,
Arkansas Literary Forum
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Byline
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Christianity & Literature
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Elimae
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Iron Horse Literary Review
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Plainsongs
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Poetrybay
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Ruminate
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The Mayo Review
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The Mid-America Poetry Review
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The Neo-Victorian/Cochlea
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The New York Quarterly
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Yale Review
Prizes won: 

Tennessee Williams Scholar, Sewanee Writers' Conference
2011 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry
1996 Byline Award for Poetry

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Christian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Oklahoma City
Raised in: 
Chandler, OK
Oklahoma
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Last update: Oct 09, 2014