W. E. Butts


Manchester, NH
New Hampshire US

Author's Bio

W.E. Butts is the 2009-2014 New Hampshire Poet Laureate. He is the author of Cathedral of Nervous Horses: Selected and New Poems (Hobblebush Books, 2012), Radio Time (Cherry Grove Collections, 2011), Sunday Evening at the Stardust Cafe`(1st World, 2006) and other books and chapbooks. The recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations, he teaches in the BFA in Writing Program at Goddard College.

Publications & Prizes

An Endless Skyway: Poetry from the State Poets Laureate (Ice Cube Press, LLC, 2011)
Cathedral of Nervous Horses: Selected and New Poems, (Hobblebush Books, 2012)
RADIO TIME (Cherry Grove Collections, 2011)
What to Say if the Birds Ask (Pudding House Publications, 2007)
Sunday Evening at the Stardust Cafe (1st World Publishing, 2006)
Sunday Factory (Finishing Line Press, 2006)
Atlanta Review
Birmingham Poetry Review
Cider Press Review
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Rhino Magazine
Prizes won: 

Massachusetts Artists Foundation Award
2006 Iowa Source Poetry Book Prize
2011 New England Book Festival Award

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Last update: Mar 05, 2012