NEIL SHEPARD

neil.shepard@jsc.edu

802-730-5820

PUBLISHED POETRY & ESSAYS


Antioch Review 

AWP Chronicle

Boulevard

Barrow Street

Brilliant Corners

Colorado Review

Chelsea

Crab Orchard

Cimarron Review

Denver Quarterly

Green Mountains Review

Harvard Review,

Manhattan Review

New American Writing

New England Review

North American Review

Notre Dame Review

Ontario Review

Paris Review

Ploughshares

Poem-a-Day

Poetry East

Poetry Northwest 

Poetry Daily

Rattle

Sewanee Review

Shenandoah

Southern Review

Southwest Review

TriQuarterly

Verse Daily

West Branch

Zone 3


and more...  




I'M HERE BECAUSE I LOST

MY WAY

1998

THIS FAR FROM THE SOURCE

2006


HOMINID UP

2015


Neil Shepard (born January 29, 1951, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts) is an American poet, essayist, professor of creative writing, and literary magazine editor. He has a BA from University of Vermont, MFA from Colorado State University, and Ph.D. from Ohio University. He has taught at Louisiana State University, Rider University (NJ), and Johnson State College (VT). He has published six full collections of poetry -- Vermont Exit Ramps II (Green Writers Press, VT 2015), Hominid Up (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2015), (T)ravel/Un(t)ravel (Mid-List, 2011), This Far from the Source (Mid-List, 2006), I'm Here Because I Lost My Way (Mid-List, 1998), Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat (First Book Award, Mid-List Press, 1993) -- as well as  a chapbook Vermont Exit Ramps (Big Table Publishing, 2012). His poems have been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize, and they have been featured online at Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Poem-A-Day (from the Academy of American Poets). Shepard has been a writing fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland and CAMAC Arts Centre in France. He has served as a visiting writer and workshop leader at several institutions, among them, Poets House (NYC), Chautauqua Writers Institute (NY), Ossabaw Island Writers Retreat (GA), and The Frost Place (NH).  He founded and directed for eight years the Writing Program at the Vermont Studio Center, and he taught for several decades in the BFA Creative Writing Program at Johnson State College in Vermont until his retirement in 2009. He also founded the literary magazine Green Mountains Review and was the Senior Editor for a quarter-century. Outside of the literary realm, Neil is a founding member of the jazz-poetry group POJAZZ. He currently splits his time between Vermont and New York City. 



(T)RAVEL/UN(T)RAVEL

2011