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Author: George Looney

Praised by such poets as Stephen Dunn, Stanley Plumly, Tony Hoagland, and Laura Kasischke, over the last quarter of a century George Looney has published nine books of his poetry, winning, along the way, The Bluestem Award, The White Pine Press Poetry Prize, and the Red Mountain Poetry Prize, as well as earning awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, both the Ohio and Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts, and from such journals as The Missouri Review, Zone 3, New Letters, and The Literary Review. He is the author of THE ITINERATE CIRCUSNEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1995-2020 (Red Mountain Press, 2020), THE WORST MAY BE OVER (Elixir Press, 2020), WHAT LIGHT BECOMES: THE TURNER VARIATIONS (Red Mountain Press, 2019), and HYMN OF ASH (Elixir Press, 2008). THE ITINERATE CIRCUS includes selections from each of his books, and nine new poems. He is Distinguished Professor at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where he founded the BFA in Creative Writing Program for which he received Penn State University's Undergraduate Program Leadership Award in 2007. He serves as Editor of Lake Effect and Translation Editor of Mid-American Review.

Hymn of Ash
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Hymn of Ash

Elixir Press

Fiction. HYMN OF ASH by George Looney is the winner of the 2007 Elixir Press Chapbook Award for fiction. This stunning novella traces, through the skillful layering of stories, a family history born from sin and destined for fire. Brian Everson said...

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The Itinerate Circus New and Selected Poems 1995-2020
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The Itinerate Circus New and Selected Poems 1995-2020

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. "I have been a fan of George Looney's poems since before his first book. I know of no other poet who understands so well that regional writing is also a brand of mysticism. This is George Looney's great gift, to show us what was in front of ...

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What Light Becomes: The Turner Variations
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What Light Becomes: The Turner Variations

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. Winner of the Red Mountain Poetry Prize. "'Flames, reflected, turn the Thames / a color it will never be again...' These lines from WHAT LIGHT BECOMES: THE TURNER VARIATIONS by George Looney states themes of his tightly woven and brilliantly...

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The Worst May Be Over
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The Worst May Be Over

Elixir Press

Fiction. THE WORST MAY BE OVER, a short story collection by George Looney, won the Elixir Press 2019 Fiction Award. Contest judge, Gary Fincke, had this to say: "These stories open in quick and intriguing ways, but then the writer has the ability an...

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