Bonnie Proudfoot

Poet, Fiction Writer

Athens, OH 45701

Author's Bio

Bonnie Proudfoot is a poet and fiction writer, living in Athens, Ohio. Her novel, Goshen Road (Swallow Press, 2020) was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. Her chapbook of poems, Household Gods, (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions) was published in September of 2022.

Publications & Prizes


Goshen Road (Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, 2020)
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Quarter After Eight


I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2022)
Household Gods (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2022)
Change Seven
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One Art
Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel
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Twelve Mile Review
Prizes won: 
  • First Prize, Flash Prose Competition, Midway Review, for essay "Three Ways to Look at a Harmonica"
  • Book of the Year, 2022 WCONA, Goshen Road
  • Longlist 2021 PEN/Hemingway, Goshen Road
  • Great Group Reads 2020 WNBA, Goshen Road
  • First Prize Ides of March Contest, Ohio Poetry Association, poem "Back from Aqueduct"
  • Honorable Mention, Spring Poetry Contest, Sheila-Na-Gig, 2 poems
  • First Place, Sand Hills Journal, Fiction, "Old Spirits"
  • First Place, Columbus Dispatch, Novelini Competition, "The Science of the Barrel"
  • Fellowship for the Arts, West Virginia Department of Culture and History


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Last update: Sep 21, 2022