Derek Pollard

Poet

West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 
(702) 850-1856

Author's Bio

Derek Pollard is editor of Till One Day the Sun Shall Shine More Brightly: The Poetry and Prose of Donald Revell (University of Michigan Press), author of the poetry collection On the Verge of Something Bright and Good (Barrow Street Press), and co-author with Derek Henderson of the poetry collection Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX Books). His writing has been published in Ambit (UK), Colorado Review, Edgar Allan Poe Review, Pleiades, Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, and They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, among numerous other anthologies and journals. His multimedia work has been performed and exhibited throughout the United States.

He currently serves as Series Editor for the Poets on Poetry Series, founded by Donald Hall and published by the University of Michigan Press. Previously, he served as Associate Editor at Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, where he launched and edited the journal's quarterly online issues and co-edited the annual print volume; as Poetry and Nonfiction Editor at Witness, where he co-edited the annual print volume and served as organizer and liaison for author events at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI); and as Associate Editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose, where he selected and edited books for the New Issues Poetry Prize and the Green Rose Prize.

He holds a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a BMI Fellow in Poetry, and has taught most recently at the Downtown Writers Center, University of Tampa, Ringling College of Art and Design, and Keiser University.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018)
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Diagram III (New Michigan Press, 2008)
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Zoland Poetry (Zoland Books, 2008)
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The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: Second Floor (No Tell Books, 2007)
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Shade (Four Way Books, 2006)
Books:
On the Verge of Something Bright and Good (Barrow Street Press, 2021)
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Till One Day the Sun Shall Shine More Brightly: The Poetry and Prose of Donald Revell (The University of Michigan Press, 2020)
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Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX books, 2010)
Journals: ,
751 Magazine
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88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry
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Ambit
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Anemone Sidecar
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Barrelhouse
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Bathtub Gin
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Birdfeast
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Blood & Honey Review
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Burntdistrict
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Caketrain
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Court Green
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Crash
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Diner
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Ellipsis
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Floodwall Magazine
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Forklift, Ohio
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H_ngm_n
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Identity Theory
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Iota
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Margie
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Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations
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Muse & Stone
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Must Zine
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No Tell Motel
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Pank
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Ping Pong
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SLAB
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The Comstock Review
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The New Yinzer
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Vox
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Weave Magazine
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Word For/Word
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Prizes won: 

Best Poem selection, Best of the Net 2007 (2008); Featured Poem selection, The Page: Poetry, Essays, Language, Ideas (2007); full scholarship for the Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers, The Center for Book Arts (2006); Sweet Corn Prize, Flyway (2005); Poetry Prize runner-up, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art (2004)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Watcher by Jennifer Pashley, Eat a Peach by David Chang, Processed Meats by Nicole Walker, Icarus in Love by Antoinette Brim-Bell

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Flint, MI
Michigan
Raised in: 
Kalamazoo, MI
Michigan
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Last update: Sep 21, 2021