Eugenia Petty

Poet

Author's Bio

Eugenia Hepworth Petty is a writer and author of poetry and creative nonfiction.

She earned her BA in English/Creative Writing from Mills College, and her MA in Poetics from New College of California, where she studied with Tom Clark, Adam Cornford, Lyn Hejinian and David Meltzer. A portion of her Master’s thesis—written on the shamanic aspects of poet Patti Smith—is forthcoming in an anthology from Vernon Press.

Her first writings were published in duct-taped pamphlets and photocopied zines, and in the early 1990s she worked as an intern at Small Press Distribution. Always most interested in small and micro-presses, she has recently found herself returning to her roots as a writer, concentrating on memoir and social commentary in a series of cut and paste zines.

 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
56 Days of August (Five Oaks Press, 2017)
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America Is Not The World (Pankhearst Press, 2016)
Chapbooks:
On a Planet Called Earth (Rinky Dink Press, 2019)
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Instructions for the Apocalypse (Dancing Girl Press, 2016)
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Pamyat Selo (Premier Poets Chapbook Series, 2007)
Journals:
400 Words
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Brick and Mortar Review
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Cascadia Review
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flashquake
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Holly Rose Review
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In Posse Review
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Letterhead
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Literary Orphans
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Monterey Poetry Review
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Newport Review
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Otoliths
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Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine
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Poetry WTF?!
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Prosodia
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Shoots and Vines
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Sonic Boom
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The Found Poetry Review
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The Gambler
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The Literary Bohemian
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Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal
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Verbatim
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WALRUS
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Zen Baby
Prizes won: 

2004 Brick and Mortar Review 2nd Place Contest Winner

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Lao-tzu; Joan Didion; Hunter S. Thompson; Bob Dylan; Charles Patterson; S.T. Jones; Christopher Robin; Aaron Cometbus; Jacob Shores-Arguello
What I'm reading now: 
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells, What We Live For, What We Die For by Serhiy Zhadan

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
TX
Texas
Raised in: 
CA
California
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Last update: Mar 20, 2020