Author: Ralph Pennel

Ralph Pennel is the author of A WORLD LESS PERFECT FOR DYING IN, (by Cervena Barva Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Cape Rock, Ropes, Open to Interpretation, Ibbetson Street, The Smoking Poet, Unbound Press, Monologues From the Road and various other journals in the U.S. and abroad. Ralph teaches poetry at Bentley University and literature at Bunker Hill Community College. He has been a guest lecturer at Emerson College and served as the judge for the 2013 WLP Dean's Prize for Emerson. Ralph also teaches workshops at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and for Student Day of Poetry run by He is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary magazine, Midway Journal (, published out of St. Paul, Minnesota. Ralph Pennel lives and writes in Somerville, Massachusetts, and was a finalist for the Poet Laureate of Somerville in 2014.

A World Less Perfect for Dying In
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A World Less Perfect for Dying In

Cervena Barva Press

Poetry. "In the opening poem of Ralph Pennel's debut collection, the speaker lists things he looks for in a poem: 'Clear blue light / A single voice, cold, in need of fire' and 'Everything I have ever buried,' making a concise introduction to A WORL...

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