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Author: George Looney

George Looney is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry, several of which have won national awards, a novel, a novella, and a collection of stories, all three of which won national awards. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where he has taught for over twenty years and where he founded the BFA in Creative Writing Program. He serves as Editor of the literary journal Lake Effect and Translation Editor of Mid-American Review, and he was co-founder, with the poet Philip Terman, of the original Chautauqua Writers' Festival. His most recent works include ODE TO THE EARTH IN TRANSLATION (Red Mountain Press, 2021), THE WORST MAY BE OVER (Elixir Press, 2020), THE ITINERATE CIRCUS NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1995-2020 (Red Mountain Press, 2020), and WHAT LIGHT BECOMES: THE TURNER VARIATIONS (Red Mountain Press, 2019).

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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Ode to the Earth in Translation
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Ode to the Earth in Translation

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. A new collection from this renowned and prolific poet. "I have always been a fan of George Looney's poetry, and this new collection might be his best yet. He's on constant high alert, noticing what so many of us miss—the beautiful, poignant ...

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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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