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George's new manuscript, Drumming Armageddon, was accepted by Madville Press for June 2020 release...stay tuned.

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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, was published in 2017 by Tiger Bark Press, and his ninth, Drumming Armageddon, will appear in Fall 2020, Madville Publishing

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), The Great American Wise Ass Anthology (Lamar University Literary Press, 2016), Like Light, (Bright Hill Press, 2017), Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont, II (The Blueline Press, 2018), and in By the Light of the Neon Moon (Madville Publishing, March 2019).

George has won several awards, most recently the 2016 Knightville Poetry Contest (The New Guard) and the 2014 St. Petersburg Review poetry contest; he was  First Runner Up for the 2017 Editors Choice Award, Chautauqua Literary Journal, his poem appearing in the 2017 issue, was an an Honorable Mention for the Steve  Kowit Prize, his poem appearing in the 2018 issue of the San Diego Poetry Annual  (another poem is in the 2019 issue),andwas a Finalist for the Joy Bale Boone Poetry  Prize, two of his poems appearing in a 2018 issue of The Heartland Review. Most  Recently, one of his poems from Fancy's  Orphan was reprinted in Verse  Daily. In 2010  his collection, American Cool, won that  year'sAdirondack Literary  Award for best poetry book of 2009; Pastoral Habits, his New and Selected, was a co- winner for the same award, in 2017. George was a recipient  of the Bucks County Muse  Award in 2016 for contributions to the Bucks County literary community.

An essay on George will appear in Mississippi Poets: A Literary Guide, U. of Mississippi Press, by Catharine Savage Brosman.

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