Tom Holmes is the editor of Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose (www.redactions.com), and in July 2014, he also co-founded RomComPom: A Journal of Romantic Comedy Poetry. He is also author of: The Cave, which won the 2013 The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award and was released in Ocotber 2014; Poems for an Empty Church (Palettes & Quills Press, 2011); The Oldest Stone in the World (Amsterdam Press, 1-1-11, 12:00:00 a.m (the first book released in 2011)); Henri, Sophie, & the Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound: Poems Blasted from the Vortex (BlazeVOX Books, 2009); Pre-Dew Poems (FootHills Publishing, 2008); Negative Time (Pudding House, 2007); After Malagueña (FootHills Publishing, 2005), and Poetry Assignments: The Book (Sage Hill Press, forthcoming). And he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times and once for the Pulitzer Prize.
His work has appeared often on Verse Daily and has also appeared in the Alabama Literary Review, Apalache Review, Aperion Review, Atticus Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Blue Earth Review, Blue Lyra Review, Camroc Press, Review, The Chaffey Review, Cherry Blossom Review, Chiron Review, Clockhouse Review, Crab Creek Review, Decades Review, The Delmarva Review, Eunoia Review, The Flagler Review, Foundling Review, Free State Review, The G. W. Review, Hamilton Stone Review, Heron Tree Review, The Houston Literary Review, Indian River Review, Istanbul Review, James Dickey Review, The Madison Review, Mississippi Review, Mid-American Review, Naugatuck River Review, New Delta Review, New Zoo Poetry Review, North American Review, North Chicago Review, Oak Bend Review, Orange Coast Review, Pebble Lake Review, Pinyon Review, Petrichor Review, Portland Review, Raintown Review, Rockhurst Review, San Pedro River Review, Santa Clara Review, Sheepshead Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, Silk Road Review, South Carolina Review, Southern Humanities Review, Stolen Island Review, Sugar House Review, Swarthmore Literary Review, Xavier Review, and many other journals that don’t have “Review” in their name.
To read Charles Cote’s interview with me, click here.
Here are the poems that were featured on Verse Daily:
Here are some poems of mine that you can find online. (There aren’t many.):
- “My Mouth an Apology” from Rattle (#28, Winter 2007): http://www.rattle.com/poetry/my-mouth-an-apology-by-tom-holmes/
- “She’s Grounded Til War Commences” on Poetry 365 (May 1, 2010): http://poetry365.tumblr.com/post/564702666/shes-grounded-til-war-commences-tom-holmes
- “A Study in Time Engraved with Bone” (includes audio of me reading) on The Bakery (July 25, 2012): http://www.thebakerypoetry.com/tag/tom-holmes/
Here is my page on Poets & Writers website: http://www.pw.org/content/tom_holmes
To see some of his designs for books, journals, ads, posters, and fliers, visit http://be.net/thelinebreak.