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Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Congratulates John Palen

Sheila-Na-Gig Editions congratulates John Palen of Urbana, Illinois,  on winning our 2021 chapbook contest. John is a frequent contributor to Sheila-Na-Gig online and one of our Best of the Net nominees this year. John’s poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Delmarva Review, Ocotillo Review, and Off the Coast. His most recent book, Distant Music, came out from Mayapple Press in 2017. A memoir about his father’s clothing store in a small town in Southwestern Missouri appeared recently in Flint Hills Review. John’s book, Riding With The Diaspora will be available from Sheila-Na-Gig Editions late spring.

About Grimmgirl

I co-founded the small press poetry magazine Sheila-Na-Gig in California in 1990. I ran the press for 10 years, producing 14 print copies of the journal. I now hold a Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature from Ohio University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. I am currently an Associate Professor of English at Ohio University Southern, where I teach courses in composition, American literature, and creative writing. My poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Brock Review, Proteus, Rattle, Spillway, and the critical anthologies, The Body in Medical Culture; On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs; and Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror.

2 comments on “Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Congratulates John Palen

  1. simonacarini
    October 29, 2021

    Congratulations, John!


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