Ralph Monday

Poet

TN
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Author's Bio

Ralph Monday is Professor of English at Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN., and has published hundreds of poems in over 100 journals. A chapbook, All American Girl and Other Poems, was published in July 2014. A book Empty Houses and American Renditions was published May 2015 by Aldrich Press. A Kindle chapbook Narcissus the Sorcerer was published June 2015 by Odin Hill Press. An e-book, Bergman’s Island & Other Poems was published by Poetry Repairs in March of 2017, and a humanities text was published by Kendall/Hunt in 2018. Vol. 2 of the humanities text is expected in 2020.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Petals in the Pan (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2017)
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Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2017)
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Elementary My Dear (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
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Emergence Anthology (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
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Petals in the Pan (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
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Shattered Anthology (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
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Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2015)
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Best of Crack the Spine Anthology (Crack the Spine, 2014)
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Four Seasons Anthology (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
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Storm Cycle Best of 2014 Anthology (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
Books:
Humanities: Journeys from the Paleolithic to Postmodernism: Early Humanities to 1600 1st Edition (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2018)
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Empty Houses and American Renditions (Aldrich Press, 2015)
Chapbook:
The Girl Next Door and Other Poems (Scars Publications, 2014)
Journals: ,
Abyss & Apex
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Across the Margin
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Agenda
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Aji Magazine
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Another Way Round
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Blood Moon Rising
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Burning Word
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Cavalcade of Stars
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CC&D Magazine
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Constellations
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Contemporary American Voices
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Dead Snakes
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Deep Water Literary Journal
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Down in the Dirt
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Full of Crow
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Glasgow Review of Books
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Ink Sweat and Tears
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Jacket
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Jellyfish Whispers
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Munyori Literary Journal
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Napalm And Novocain
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Northern Liberties Review
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Penwood Review
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PoetryRepairs
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Pyrokinection
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Red River Review
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Sediments Literary-Arts Journal
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Storyacious
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Subprimal Poetry Art
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The Camel Saloon
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The Scapegoat Review
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Third Wednesday
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Up The River
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Uut Poetry
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Vine Leaves Literary Journal
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Ygdrasil
Prizes won: 

Featured poet 38 poems September1999 Kookamonga Square

There is Something Here, Human Circumference, I Image, To Her, Ah, English,

Lakota Squash, Bonsai Rock, August, Unsexed Virgin, When In Regard, The Snake Eggs, Sawhain is Gone Now, The Long Millenium, The Garden of Eden et al.

Featured poet December 2013 Poetry RepairsOf Ford and Entropy; Eve’s Two Choices; Self Emperor; Structure of Mime; Sex and Edgar Alan Poe; Sunday Night; The Postmodern Paradox; After Paradise, Eve’s Lover; Born in 1956; Einstein’s Pleasantville; Paranoia; Stopping by Her Woods on a Rainy Afternoon.

Featured poet June 2014 Poetry Super Highway : Nostalgia.

Featured poet September 2015 Poetry Super Highway: Nostalgia in the Bones.

Featured poet November 2017 Contemporary American Voices: Telegram to Wallace, Walt & Emily; The Girl in the White Dress; The Word; Without a Mirror & The Mountain and the Man.

Editor's Choice Poem of the Month April 2014 Camel Saloon: Blood Moon.

Read online on Poetry Superhighway to an international audience June 2014: Sunday Morning a Century Later: A Homage.

Featured Poet March 2017 Chapbook (e-book 35 poems) Poetry Repairs: Bergman's Island & Other Poems.

Audio Recording In Praise of Spoken Differences Subprimal Poetry: https://subprimal.com/issues/issue4/in-praise-of-spoken-differences-by-ralph-monday

 

 

AWARDS

1976, Lincoln Memorial University. First place in creative writing for Poetry in the Sand.

1979, Tennecon, Tennessee Science Fiction Writer's Conference, Knoxville TN. First place, short story: division, for Jensuni Passage.

1983, Southern Writer's Conference, Knoxville, TN. Short fiction award, Second place for Velma, et. al.

1988, Roane State Writing Center Fiction award. First place, The Run. Second place, The Squirrel Gun.

Selected as featured poet and poet of the month in various literary journals.

 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
TN
Tennessee
Raised in: 
Clairfield, TN
Tennessee
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Last update: May 02, 2020