Roy Bentley

10 Danielson CircleSouth Bloomfield, OH 43103
Phone: 
(262) 271-2937
Website: 
www.roy-bentley.com

Author's Bio

Roy Bentley has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Ohio Arts Council. His poems have appeared in the Southern Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Pleiades, Blackbird, Sou’wester, American Literary Review and elsewhere. He has published nine chapbooks and four books of poetry, including The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana, which won the White Pine Poetry Prize and was published by White Pine in 2006. His fourth collection, Starlight Taxi, is the winner of the 2012 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry and has just been published by Lynx House Press.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Boy in a Boat
(University of Alabama Press,
1986)
Any One Man
(Bottom Dog Press,
1992)
The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana
(White Pine Press,
2006)
Starlight Taxi
(Lynx House Press,
2013)

Chapbook

Funerals in the South
(Pudding House Publications,
2008)
Bentley Hotel
(Pudding House Publications,
2005)
Reparation
(Pudding House Publications,
2001)
Greatest Hits: 1980-2001
(Pudding House Publications,
2002)
The Edge of Heaven
(Bottom Dog Press,
1988)
The Way into Town
(Signpost Press,
1984)
Strange Privacies
(Southeast Missouri State University Press,
2006)
Woman & Alligator: The Florida Poems
(Pudding House Publications,
2007)
The Idiot's Guide to the Afterlife
(Pudding House Publications,
2009)

Journal

Ohio Review
2014)
New Virginia Review
2014)
American Literary Review
2014)
Shenandoah
2014)
Indiana Review
2014)
Pleiades
2014)
Sou'wester
2014)
Mid-American Review
2014)
Prairie Schooner
2014)
Southern Review
2014)
North American Review
2014)
Laurel Review
2014)
Nimrod
2014)
Florida Review
2014)
Drunken Boat
Muddy River Poetry Review
Margie
Blackbird
Shenandoah
Prizes: 
Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry (NEA); six-time Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowship recipient in poetry; an Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs in 2009.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Dayton, OH
Raised in: 
Dayton and Heath, OH

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Live from the Homesick Jamboree by Adrian Blevins
Favorite Books:
Humboldt's Gift (Saul Bellow); The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald); The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck); The Hustler (Walter S. Tevis)
Favorite Authors:
Fiction: Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Twain, Walter Tevis, Lee Martin, Henning Menkell; poetry: Stanley Plumly, David Baker, Martin Espada, Billy Collins, Jorie Graham, Peter Schmitt

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Listing last updated: December 23, 2013.

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