Roy Bentley

Roy Bentley is the author of five books of poetry, including Starlight Taxi (Lynx House), which won the 2012 Blue Lynx Poetry Prize, The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana (White Pine), which was the winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, Any One Man (Bottom Dog), and Boy in a Boat (University of Alabama), which won the University of Alabama Press Poetry Series Award. Recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the NEA, six Ohio Arts Council fellowships, and a Florida Division of Cultural Affairs fellowship, his work has appeared in Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner and elsewhere. His fifth book, Walking with Eve in the Loved City, was a finalist for the 2018 Miller Williams Poetry Prize selected by Billy Collins and is forthcoming from the University of Arkansas Press in the spring.

Roy Bentley has earned fellowships from the NEA, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Ohio Arts Council. He has published four books: Boy in a Boat (University of Alabama Press, 1986), Any One Man (Bottom Dog Books, 1992), The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana (White Pine, 2006), and his latest, Starlight Taxi (Lynx House Press, 2013).

Cult of the Star-spangled Bottle Tree and The Country of Not-knowing, Volume 1, Issue 2
It Takes Exactly One Lifetime to Adjust to the Darkness, and Whatever Small Form of Joy Likeness Equals, Volume 3, Issue 2


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