Hiram Larew


5738 Broadwater Creek Road
Churchton, MD 20733

Author's Bio


Hiram Larew’s sixth collection of poems, Patchy Ways, was published in 2023 by CyberWit Press.  His poems have received the Louisiana Literature Prize, the washington review poetry blue ribbon, and have been nominated for four Pushcarts.  His work has also appeared in recent issues of Poetry Scotland's GallusPoetry South, The Brown Critique, Contemporary American Voices, Honest Ulsterman, Amsterdam Quarterly and Best Poetry Online.  He’s received an artists’ grants from Arts Councils as well as the United Nations United Nations for his Poetry X Hunger initiative which encourages poets to contribute to local and worldwide anti-hunger efforts.  And, he founded the Voices of Woodlawn, a powerful program of poetry, music and art that explores America’s tragic history of slavery.

He assists Baltimore (MD) WBJC Classical Radio (91.5 FM) identify poets for featuring on the widely broadcast Booknotes program. 

Dr. Larew is a Courtesy Faculty at five U. S. universities.  He lives in Maryland, USA. www.HiramLarewPoetry.com


When I speak twig

above me

the sounds are unimaginable

Each swollen bud laces its shoes

and those earwigs their pinches

squeak out to my growing

gold day

They grab my damp heart in-waiting…

  • From In-Waiting



Publications & Prizes

Mud Ajar (Atmosphere Press, 2021)
More than Anything (Vrzhu Press, 2007)
Undone (Foothills Publishing, 2019)
Utmost (Iris Press, 2016)
Part Of (Artscape, 1999)
Amsterdam Quarterly
Clock Radio
Fevers of the Mind
Hedge Apple
Honest Ulsterman
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Words for the Wild
Prizes won: 


* Southern Poetry Assoc; Blue Ribbon Award

* Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award; Commendation

* Takoma Park (MD) Merchant’s Award

* Florida State Writing Competition, Hon Mention

* Louisiana Literature Poetry Prize

* Daly City Poetry Contest; 3rd Place

* Verve Winter competition, Finalist

* Indiana State Fed. of Poetry Clubs; Hon Mention

* National Writers Club Poetry Contest; 4th Place

* WVA Poetry Society; 1st Place

* Arizona Authors’ Assn; 3rd Place

* Paisley Moon Poetry Contest; Hon Mention

* 49th Parallel Poetry Contest; 2nd Place

* Oxalis Writing Olympics; 3rd Place

* S. S. Calliope Poetry Anthology; Hon Mention

* Four Pushcart nominations

* The Poet’s Page; Hon Mention

* Rites of Spring; 1st Place

* VA Poetry Society Award; Hon Mention

( Sarasota Theatre’s “Soulspeak”; Hon Mention

* DC Slam Team – First Place

* Baltimore (MD) ARTSCAPE Poetry Award

* Washington Review Poetry Prize

* Beauty for Ashes Poetry Prize; 3rd Place

* Art in the Air; Honorable Mention

* Southern Poetry Assoc; Blue Ribbon Award


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Last update: Mar 29, 2023