Jeremy Cantor


Benicia, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Jeremy Cantor began writing poetry after retiring from a career in laboratory chemistry. He has cleared tables and washed dishes, made and tested detergents, pharmaceuticals and engine oil additives, driven a forklift, spent time in a full-body acid-proof hazmat suit, tried to keep his fingers working in a walk-in freezer at -40°F and worked behind radiation shielding. He prefers writing. Born and raised in Connecticut, he attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and now lives with his wife in a small town on a tidal strait connecting the Sacramento River with San Francisco Bay. Summer evenings he goes fishing downtown from the pier at the foot of First Street, while the sun sets behind the bridge and the sea lions dive for salmon.

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Publications & Prizes

Wisteria from Seed (Alabaster Leaves Publishing, 2015)
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Heyday Magazine
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Printer's Devil Review
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The Bicycle Review
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He was twice a semi-finalist in the competition for the Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place, a museum and nonprofit educational center for poetry located at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, and was a finalist for the Lascaux Prize in Poetry (for both his book Wisteria from Seed and for the poem “Her Husband Considers the Words of Picasso”). His poem "The Nietzsche Contrapositive," was awarded first prize in the Grey Sparrow Journal's 2014 Poetry and Flash Competition (judges: Mandi Casolo, Doug Holder, and Townsend Walker)

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Last update: May 21, 2019