Kerry Trautman

Poet

Author's Bio

My poetry and short fiction are influenced by the landscape and personalities of the American Midwest.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince (NightBallet Press, 2016)
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2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2015)
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Journey to Crone (Chuffed Buff Books, 2013)
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Roll (Telling Our Stories Press, 2012)
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Mourning Sickness (OmniArts, 2008)
Book:
Artifacts (NightBallet Press, 2017)
Chapbook:
To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press, 2015)
Journals: , ,
Cumberland River Review
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Fourth & Sycamore
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Mock Turtle
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Parks and Points
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Slippery Elm
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Sugar Mule
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The Country Mouse
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The Madison Review
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The Whirligig
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Think Journal
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Third Wednesday
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Prizes won: 

•Winner—April Poetry Contest (Findlay Living Magazine, 2005,) “Wearing” •Honorable Mention—The Heart Poetry Prize (Nostalgia Press, 2007,) “Ladybugs” •Semi-Finalist—4th annual Narrative Poetry Contest (Naugatuck River Review, 2012,) “The Argyle Building Fire” •Third Place, adult category—The Toledo Museum of Art, Ekphrastic Poetry Contest (2013,) “Great Gallery Babies” •Selected to perform poetry at the Columbus Arts Festival, “Word is Art” stage (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.) •First Place, adult category—the Antioch Writers’ Workshop Poetry Contest (Mock Turtle Zine, 2013) “Two Small-Town Girls” •First Place, adult category—the Antioch Writers’ Workshop Poetry Contest (Mock Turtle Zine, 2014) “Tenant” •First Place, Toledo City Paper Napkin Novels Contest (2014), “How it Would Go if I Met Steve Martin. •Honorable Mention—The Princemere Poetry Prize (Princemere, 2014) “Peonies” •Semifinalist—The Crab Orchard Poetry Series First Book Award (2015), “Leaning Into it” •First Place—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'Welcome Aboard' Contest (2015), “Breeding” •First Place—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'OPD Special Award' (2015), “For My Daughter, On Valentine’s Day” •Second Place—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'Grace Long Nature Award' Contest (2015), “At the End of Summer” •Third Place—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'Family Ties' Contest (2015), “During a Too-Early November Snowfall” •Honorable Mention—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'Just For the Fun of it' Contest (2015), “Cauliflower” •Honorable Mention—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'A Nature Poem' Contest (2015), “Now is Not the Season to Form Attachments” •Honorable Mention—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'Heidi Knecht Memorial' Contest (2015), “Prayer” •Honorable Mention—The Ohio Poetry Day Association 'I Hate You, Let’s Have a Drink' Contest (2015), “Experimentalist” •Finalist—The Slippery Elm Poetry Prize (2015) “The Last Day of June” •Finalist—The National Federation of State Poetry Societies Steven’s Book Award “Leaning into it” (2015).   Finalist—The Toledo City Paper Ode to the Zip Code Poetry Contest “Mis-Coded” (2016.)    Honorable Mention--The Toledo Museum of Art Ekphrastic Poetry Contest "Seeking First Your Eyes" (2016.)   Honorable Mention--Ohio Poetry Day Association Awards  'Unexpected' contest "A Pair of Mimes in Bed Bath & Beyond" (2016.)   Finalist--Slippery Elm annual poetry contest "Saving" (2016.)   Second Place--Ohio Poetry Day Association Awards 'Observing Nature' contest (2017) "June Chery-Picking Pantoum."   Third Place--Ohio Poetry Day Association Awards  'Louise Dolly Award' (2017) "Sunday, Noon, Late December 2015."   Honorable Mention--Phio Poetry Day Assocation Awards  'Conversations with a Room' contest (2017) "To the Library Yearbook Room."   First Place, adult category—the Antioch Writers’ Workshop Poetry Contest (Mock Turtle Zine, 2017) "Coney Island."  Winner--Lit Youngstown 'Words Made Visible' contest  "Nylon" (2017.)   Finalist--Slippery Elm Poetry Prize "Pixie Cut" (2017.)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Raised in: 
OH
Ohio
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Last update: May 22, 2019