Ralph Culver

Poet

South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 
802-658-2657

Author's Bio

Ralph Culver was born in Champaign, Illinois in 1952 and grew up in Pittsburgh. Since 1970, apart from a couple of years in New York City, he has lived in Vermont. He studied creative writing and literature at Goddard College, the New School, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poetry, fiction, and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, and he is a past grantee in poetry of the Vermont Arts Council and multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize. In 2012, he received the Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize for his highly praised collection "Both Distances" (Anabiosis Press, 2013). His most recent collection, "So Be It" (WolfGang Press), was published in 2018. His first full-length collection of poems, "A Passible Man," is forthcoming from MadHat Press in the spring of 2020. Culver is a popular lecturer and reader of his work, and has given many poetry readings in public spaces over the years. He is owner and principal of Letter-perfect Writing and Editorial Services, working with commercial businesses and nonprofits throughout North America on their writing needs.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
So Little Time (Green Writers Press, 2014)
Chapbooks:
So Be It (WolfGang Press, 2018)
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Both Distances (Anabiosis Press, 2013)
Journals:
10x3 plus
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5 AM
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7 Days
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Albatross
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Amoskeag
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Bear Creek Haiku
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Chrysanthemum
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Cooweescoowee
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Denver Quarterly
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Iodine Poetry Journal
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Onion River Review
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Sou'wester
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The Alembic
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The Kerf
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Vantage Point
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Vermont Literary Review
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Willard & Maple
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Prizes won: 

Vermont Arts Council grantee in poetry; The Anabiosis Press Chapbook Prize; Chickadee Chaps & Broads Poetry Broadside Prize

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Disability, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Men, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Veterans, Women
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: May 03, 2019