by George J. Dance

Ralph burns

Ralph Burns. Courtesy Academy of American Poets.

Ralph Burns (born 1949) is an American poet and academic.[1]


Burns was born in Norman, Oklahoma. He received an M.F.A. from the University of Montana.

He has authored 6 collections of poetry, and published in magazines including The Atlantic and the Kenyon Review. For a time he edited Crazyhorse magazine. He teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock .[1]


His 2001 collection Ghost Notes won the Field Poetry Prize.[1] Other awards Burns has won include the Great Lakes Colleges Award for the Best First Book in Poetry (for US), the Mountains of Minnesota Award (for Windy Tuesday Nights), and the Iowa Poetry Prize (for Swamp Candles).[2] He has received 2 fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.[1]


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. [2]

See alsoEdit

For The Turtle Heretofore by Ralph Burns

For The Turtle Heretofore by Ralph Burns


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Ralph Burns,", Academy of American Poets. Web, Jan. 1, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ralph Burns, Professor of English," University of Arkansas at Little Rock,, Web, Jan. 1, 2012.

External linksEdit


Ralph Burns, Professor of English" at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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