ABOUT GEORGE DREW
GEORGE DREW was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He is the author of seven collections, most recently Pastoral Habits: New & Selected Poems (2016), Down & Dirty (2015) and The View from Jackass Hill (2011, winner of the 2010 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize), all published by Texas Review Press. His eighth collection, Fancy's Orphan, will be published in 2017 by Tiger Bark Press.
George has published widely, with poems, reviews and essays appearing in journals around the country. His work also has been anthologized, most recently in The Southern Poetry Anthology, II: Mississippi (Texas Review Press, 2010), Down to the Dark River: An Anthology of Poems About the Mississippi River (Louisiana Literature Press, 2015) and The Great American Wise Ass Anthology (Lamar University Literary Press, 2016).
George has won several awards, most recently the St. Petersburg Review poetry contest, and in 2010 his collection, American Cool, won that year's Adirondack Literary Award for best poetry book of 2009. Recently, his New & Selected, Pastoral Habits, has been nominated by Texas Review Press for the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.