Ennis Book Club Festival - Christopher Locke
Christopher Locke was born in Laconia, New Hampshire in 1968.
poems have appeared widely in the U.S. and Ireland, including such magazines as The SHOp
, Burning Bush 2
, The Stinging Fly
, Southwest Review
, Poetry East
, The Sun
, The Literary Review
is the author of the poetry collections How To Burn (Adastra Press, 1995), Slipping Under DiamondLight (Clamp Down Press, 2002), Possessed (Editor's Choice Award, Main Street Rag Press
, 2005), The Temple of ManyHands
(Dead Drunk Dublin Press, 2010), End of AmericanMagic (Salmon Poetry, 2010), Waiting For Grace & Other Poems (Turning Point, 2013) and the memoir Can I Say (Kattywompus Press, 2013).
A recipient of grants in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
, the New Hampshire Council on the Arts
, and Fundación Valparaiso
has won numerous awards, including two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, and he
has been a finalist for the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition; Georgetown Review Annual Literary Competition; the New Issues Press Poetry Prize, and the Robert Penn Warren Award.
has also received several Pushcart Prize nominations.
writing appears widely and has been featured twice on both National Public Radio and RTE Radio One.
Come see why U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins says Locke's work will have you "helplessly engaged.
Find more at www.christopherlocke.net
Praise for WAITING FOR GRACE & OTHER POEMS:
Christopher Locke is a poet with huge imaginative and metaphorical gifts, i.e., his imagination is poetic.
An angry Nun stands over his
speaker in the third grade "...her skirt as black/as a tornado before it inhales a barn.
poems remember rage, and are nearly undone by regret, but prove faithful to pathos in the end. --Christopher Bakken