Burgess Needle


P.O. Box 11
Ripton, VT 05766

Author's Bio

Burgess Needle is a Tucson writer whose work has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, Istanbul Literary Review, Prism Review, Prick of the Spindle, Under the Radar (UK), Decanto (UK), Brittle Star (UK), Connotation Press, Evey Day Poets, BlackMarket Review (UK), Rufous City Review, Blackbox Manifold (UK), Concho River Review, Raving Dove, Centrifugal Eye, Iodine, Full of Crow, Kritya (India) and Red Fez. Literary criticism has appeared in Future Cycle. He taught English for two years in a small Thai village for the Peace Corps, been a co-director of the Southern Arizona Writing Project, co-published and edited Prickly Pear/Tucson [a poetry quarterly] for five years, was a school librarian for thirty years and, as a Minister in the Universal Life Church, performed two marriages. Diminuendo Press of Ft. Worth, TX has recently published his first collection of poetry: EVERY CROW IN THE BLUE SKY. See: www.everycrowinthebluesky.com 

Publications & Prizes

Every Crow in the Blue Sky (Diminuendo Press, 2009)
Prizes won: 

Poem "Pudding From Duck's Blood" runner-up in the Prism Review Contest

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Elephant's Child by Steve Orlen, The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin, Founding Brothers by Joesph Ellis, The Butterfly's Burden by Mahmoud Darwish, Secret Life by Michael Ryan

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Newton, MA
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Last update: May 03, 2019