V. P. Loggins is the author of The Green Cup (2017), winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, The Fourth Paradise (Main Street Rag 2010) and Heaven Changes (Pudding House Chapbook Series 2007). His critical work includes one book on Shakespeare, The Life of Our Design. He is coauthor of another, Shakespeare’s Deliberate Art. His poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cæsura, The Cape Rock, Crannog (Ireland), The Healing Muse, Memoir, Modern Age, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Poetry Ireland Review, The Southern Review and Tampa Review, among others. He has been a finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Word Works Washington Prize, and the May Swenson Award. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised in Illinois, he holds a doctorate in English Renaissance literature and has taught at several institutions, including Purdue University and, most recently, the United States Naval Academy. Talking Drums, an art exhibition and installation by sculptor and ceramicist Andrew Cooke with music by Paddy Craig, based on his poems in The Fourth Paradise, appeared in Portaferry, Northern Ireland. His work has been featured in A Universe of Dreams, poetry and music performed nationally by Neal Conan of National Public Radio and Ensemble Galilei.
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