Picture-Lawrence Eby

Larry Eby is the author of two books of poetry, Flight of August, winner of the 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and Machinist in the Snow, ELJ Publications 2015. Since 2012, he has been Editor-in-Chief of Orange Monkey Publishing, an independent literary press, and has worked at one time as poetry editor for Tin Cannon, Ghost Town Literary Journal, and Sand Canyon Review. His work has been published in dozens of literary journals around the country (links can be found in the Publications tab of this website) and he has done readings in various cities across the United States.

In 2011, he graduated with a degree in English Literature from California State University, San Bernardino, where he continued his graduate studies in the MFA program for Poetry, graduating in 2014. Since then, he has begun teaching Freshman Composition and Critical Thinking at Crafton Community College, Norco College, and Mount San Jacinto College.

Eby also is a founding member and current Vice President of the non-profit organization PoetrIE that hosts writing workshops, readings, and other community outreach.

For Orange Monkey Publishing, he works as editor, book designer, web-editor, and takes care of business administration. To date, Orange Monkey Publishing has released 10 titles and is set to release more titles in 2016.

Additionally, he has spent time as chair of Inlandia’s Publication Committee, which he is now only an occasional member, and spent time as web-editor of a few issues of Inlandia: A Literary Journey.

Awards/Finalist Nods:

Trio House Press, Louise Bogan Award: Winner.

Poets & Writers, 2013 California Writer’s Exchange Award: Finalist.

Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Prize: Semi-Finalist.

Slope Editions Book Contest: Finalist.

Lettered Streets Press Book Contest: Finalist.

Imaginary Friend Press Book Contest: Finalist.

Writer’s Digest Short Story Contest: 8th place (over 13,000 entries).

Two time Pushcart nominee.

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