Jeffrey Alfier is the 2014 winner of the Kithara Book Prize, judged by Dennis Maloney. He has been nominated for seven Pushcarts, and he is a two-time nominee for the UK’s Forward Prize for Poetry. In 2013, he was selected as a finalist for the Press 53 Poetry Contest. His publication credits include Arkansas Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Broad River Review, Columbia College Literary Review, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Concho River Review, Connecticut Review, Emerson Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Kestrel, Los Angeles Review, Louisiana Review, Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, Owen Wister Review, Permafrost, Poetry Ireland Review, South Carolina Review, Southern Poetry Review, Southwestern American Literature, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stoneboat, Texas Review, and Tulane Review.
In addition to nine chapbooks, he is author of The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch Press, 2013), Idyll for a Vanishing River (Glass Lyre Press, 2013), which won the Kithara Book Prize, The Storm Petrel - Poems of Ireland (Grayson Books, 2014), and most recently, The Color of Forgiveness (Mojave River Review and Press), co-authored with fellow editor and wife, Tobi Alfier. He is an Air Force veteran of 27 years and a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He has written training manuals as a government contractor, and he once taught history for City Colleges of Chicago’s European Division. In 2008, he founded Blue Horse Press and San Pedro River Review.
Paperback: 42 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (March 10, 2016)