Roy Bentley

Poet

417 Barrington Ridge
Pataskala, OH 43062-8127
Phone: 
262-271-2937

Author's Bio

Roy Bentley's poems have appeared in Blackbird, Shenandoah, Rattle, The Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner--as well as many other notable journals and magazines. He is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Ohio Arts Council. His fifth book, Walking with Eve in the Loved City, was a finalist for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, and selected by series editor Billy Collins. A new collection, American Loneliness, is available from Lost Horse Press in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Starlight Taxi (Lynx House Press, 2013)
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The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana (White Pine Press, 2006)
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Any One Man (Bottom Dog Press, 1992)
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Boy in a Boat (University of Alabama Press, 1986)
Chapbooks:
The Idiot's Guide to the Afterlife (Pudding House Publications, 2009)
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Funerals in the South (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
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Woman & Alligator: The Florida Poems (Pudding House Publications, 2007)
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Bentley Hotel (Pudding House Publications, 2005)
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Greatest Hits: 1980-2001 (Pudding House Publications, 2002)
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Reparation (Pudding House Publications, 2001)
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The Edge of Heaven (Bottom Dog Press, 1988)
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The Way into Town (Signpost Press, 1984)
Journals:
American Literary Review
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Drunken Boat
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Margie
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Muddy River Poetry Review
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New Virginia Review
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Ohio Review
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Shenandoah
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Sou'wester
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Prizes won: 

Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry (NEA); 6-time Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowship recipient in poetry; an Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs in 2009.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Death and the River by Ron Houchin

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Dayton
Raised in: 
Dayton and Heath, OH
Ohio
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Last update: May 06, 2019