Ralph Pennel

Poet

Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 
763-516-7463

Author's Bio

Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. Ralph’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Ocean State Reveiw, Elm Leaves Journal, Literary Orphans, F(r)iction, Tarpaulin Sky, The Cape Rock, Rain Taxi Review of Books and various other journals. Ralph is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary journal, Midway Journal, and he is a board member of the New England Poetry Club. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart, and he was twice a finalist for Somerville Poet Laureate. He teaches poetry and writing at Bentley University.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Open to Interpretation (Taylor & O'Neill, 2014)
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Open to Interpretation (Taylor & O'Neill, 2012)
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Monologues from the Road (Heinemann Books, 1999)
Book:
A World Less Perfect for Dying In (Cervena Barva Press, 2015)
Journals: , ,
Coffin Bell
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Ibbetson Street Press
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Literary Orphans
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Ocean State Review
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Rain Taxi
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Reality Beach
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ROPES
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The Four Quarters Magazine
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The Smoking Poet
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Unbound Press
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Waterhouse Review
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Prizes won: 

Nominated for Best Small Fiction Anthology, 2019; Nominated for a Pushcart, 2018; Finalist for Poet Laureate of Somerville, 2017; Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2015; Finalist for Poet Laureate of Somerville, 2014; Poet of the Moment, MassPoetry.org, 2013; Teacher of the Year, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, 2008; First Place for Poetry, Kamelian, 1994; Honorable Mention, Davenport Poetry Contest, 1993

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Manhattan
Raised in: 
De Kalb, IL
Illinois
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Last update: May 16, 2019