Dylan Willoughby


Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Chester Creek Press has published three limited-edition, illustrated poetry chapbooks, Les Festivals des MurmeresDusk at St. Mark's and Thrive, all of which are held by The British Library and many other libraries and private collections.  I am a frequent contributor to Agenda in the UK (co-founded by Ezra Pound).  I've received residency fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo.  I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University, where I studied with A.R. Ammons, Phyllis Janowitz, Ken McClane and Robert Morgan. I compose and produce music as "Lost in Stars," and have appeared in The LA Times, Nylon, XLR8R, Insomniac, PopMatters, Impose, Big Shot, Earmilk, LA Record, and on KCRW (Los Angeles) and radio stations around the world.

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Publications & Prizes

Les Festivals des Murmures (Chester Creek Press, 2018)
Thrive (Chester Creek Press, 2007)
Dusk at St. Mark's and Other Poems (Chester Creek Press, 2008)
Can We Have Our Ball Back
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Denver Quarterly
Ducts Magazine
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Poetry Nottingham
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The Interpreter's House
Verse Daily
Prizes won: 

MacDowell Colony residency fellowship; Yaddo residency fellowship; West Chester Poetry Conference scholarship

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Alice Oswald
What I'm reading now: 
Frail Sister by Karen Green, Actual Air by David Berman , The Dream Songs by John Berryman, Bernini: Flights of Love, the Art of Devotion by Giovanni Careri , feeld by Jos Charles, A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed by Jason Brown, An Oresteia by Anne Carson

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American, British
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United Kingdom
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Last update: Feb 24, 2021