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About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.

Poem just out in Stories of Music Volume 2 Anthology

I’m thrilled to introduce you to a beautiful anthology in which I’m proud to have a poem. The poem “Dream Time” from my collection Turtle Blessing opens the book and the first section, “Origins.” The book is beautifully produced, printed … Continue reading

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Poem Up at November Verse-Virtual

Thanks to *Verse-Virtual* for including this poem in the November issue for their “My America” theme. It’s always an honor to be among so many fine poets. Go exploring to see a wonderful collection of poets/ poems. http://www.verse-virtual.com/penny-harter-2016-november.html

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Two Poems Published in September issue of *Visual Arts Collective*

I’m delighted to share that two poems of mine , “Into the Lake” and “Undone,” from my new manuscript *Measuring the Distance,* are in the September issue of *Visual Arts Collective.* Here are links to each of them: http://vacpoetry.org/journal/undone-by-penny-harter/ http://vacpoetry.org/journal/into-the-lake-by-penny-harter/

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Another Poem in Verse-Virtual

Happy to share that the title poem from one of my earlier collections, “Grandmother’s Milk,” (Singular Speech Press,1995; now o/p) appears in the September issue of *Verse-Virtual*: http://www.verse-virtual.com/penny-harter-2016-september.html All the September poems selected by our hard-working editor Firestone Feinberg are … Continue reading

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Poem published in Summer 2016 issue of Snapdragon Journal

I’m happy to share that “A Fixed Point,” a poem from my most recent collection, The Resonance Around Us, has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of Snapdragon Journal. I wrote the poem while in residence at VCCA in … Continue reading

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New poem up at Verse-Virtual

Thanks to Firestone Feinberg and Verse-Virtual for selecting my poem “Two Children on the Seaside Rocks” for the June issue. It’s based on an oil painting by my great-great-grandfather, Jonathan Bradley Morse (my mother’s great-grandfather on her father’s side), which … Continue reading

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Poem Published in Beautiful New Anthology

I’m delighted to announce that my poem “Some Nights” appears in the anthology Earth & Eros, edited by Lorraine Anderson with photographs by Bruce Hodge. (White Cloud Press, Ashland, Oregon). And I’m honored to be among the other poets in … Continue reading

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