News & Events

My novella, Under Black Leaves (2020), has been published by Etchings Press (University of Indianapolis). Thank you to the editors!

Pleased and honored that the Ohio Arts Council selected me for a 2020 Individual Excellence Award in fiction. Thank you to the Council for promoting the arts in Ohio!

My latest book, Distant Fires, which includes poetry, fiction, and a brief play, is now available from Grayson Books. Thank you to Ginny Connors for publishing the book!

A poem, “Long Marriage (Parable of the Skull),” appeared in Florida Review, vol. 43, no, 2, 2019.

Two poems, “History” and “Old Mud,” appeared in Cimarron Review, 206/207/208, Winter, Spring, Summer 2019.

A poem, “Blood on the Snow,”  appeared in Spillway 27, 2019.

A story, “The New World,” appeared in Floyd County Moonshine, vol. 11, no 2, Fall 2019.

A poem, “Wearing Her Dead Father’s Plaid Shirt,” appeared in Poet Lore, vol. 114, nos. 3 & 4, Fall/Winter 2019.

A poem, “Stepping into the Dark,” appeared in Tar River Poetry, vol. 59, no. 1, Fall 2019.

Three poems, “Palimpsest and Sea,” “The First Myth,” and “Aftermath,” appeared in Louisiana Literature, vol. 36, no. 2, 2019.

A poem, “Cemetery Grass,” appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, vol. 2, no. 1, Fall/Winter 2019-2020,

A story, “Winter Meditations,” appeared in Fiction Southeast, December 6, 2019,

Distant Fires, my collection of poetry, short fiction, and drama has been selected by Robert Cording for the 2019 Grayson Books Poetry Contest. The book will appear in 2020.

Grateful to learn that my short story, “Balloon,” which appeared in The South Carolina Review (vol. 51.1), was listed as a Distinguished Story of 2018 in The Best American Short Stories 2019, edited by Anthony Doerr and Heidi Pitlor.

A poem, “Self-Portrait as Firefly,” appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Fall 2019 issue.

A poem, “Thank You, the Sex Shop Is Closed,” appeared in Bodega Magazine, in September 2019,

Poetry Reading: Penn State Erie, Metzgar Center, 5:30-7:00 PM, Occurred on September 26, 2019.

Two poems, “Small Nation” and “User Manual,” appeared in the Summer/Fall 2019 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. Thank you to Ronald Spatz.

Two poems, “Shell Casings” and “The Maps of the World,” appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of The Southern Review. Thank you to Jessica Faust for accepting the poems.

A short story, “Through the Wall,” appeared in Narrative Magazine:

A review of Black Flowers appeared in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Poet Lore.

A poem, “Numerology,” appeared in volume 68.2 of Epoch (Cornell). Thank you to Nancy Viera Couto for accepting the poem.

A short story, “Summer,” appeared in volume 62.2 (Spring/Summer 2019) of Nimrod International Journal.

A poem, “Moon Epistles,” appeared in the Spring/Summer issue (22.2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review. Thank you to Edward Byrne for selecting the poem.

A Poem, “Gliding,” which appeared originally in The Louisville Review, was reprinted on Verse Daily, April 25, 2019.

A poem, “Wasp Allegory,” appeared in volume 39.1 of Pleiades.

A short story, “Chicago,” appeared in the 2019 issue of Chautauqua.

Black Flowers was a finalist for the 2019 UNT Rilke Prize. Other finalists were Ada Limon and Kevin Prufer. Congratulations to David Keplinger.

The poem, “Field Guide for a Marriage,” was reprinted in the 2019 anthology Voices from the Fierce Intangible World. Thank you to Lenny DellaRocca.

A poem, “Gravity” appeared in volume 26 of Spillway.

A poem, “Love Letters from a Hollow Log,” appeared in volume 35.2 of Louisiana Literature. Thank you to Jack Bedell for accepting the poem.

A short story, Balloon,” appeared in volume 51.1 of The South Carolina Review.

Online Interviews with Doug Ramspeck

LSU Press/Southern Review, “A Writer’s Insight: Doug Ramspeck

The Massachusetts Review, “10 Questions for Doug Ramspeck

Southern Indiana Review Press: “A Kind of Faith: An Interview with Doug Ramspeck

CRAFT: “Author’s Note

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, “Possum Garden

The Collagist: “Interview Doug Ramspeck