John Philip Drury

John Philip Drury teaches at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections: Sea Level Rising (Able Muse Press, 2015), The Refugee Camp (Turning Point Books, 2011), Burning the Aspern Papers (Miami University Press, 2003), and The Disappearing Town (Miami University Press, 2000). He has also written The Poetry Dictionary and Creating Poetry (both from Writer’s Digest Books). His awards include an Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowship, two Ohio Arts Council grants, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review. Another narrative essay, “The House That She Designed,” appeared in The Gettysburg Review (Summer 2011), and “Interrogator’s Guide” is forthcoming in The Evansville Review. “Heading for a Total Eclipse” is the opening chapter of a picaresque memoir, The Bad Soldier.

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