Meet the Poet
Dennis McHale was born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains in Brevard, North Carolina. He was educated at Appalachian State University and Dominican University of San Rafael, where he received notable reviews and several awards for his writing. His work has been published in the Northern California Perspective, CIAO Magazine (Indiana University’s Journal of Arts and Letters) , Penguin Review (Dominican University), These Human Shores, Something’s Brewing and other magazines and poetry anthologies. He has lectured on poetry at several universities and colleges. He was a recipient of the True Boardman Oratorical Award and a past winner of the Shirley Joseph Memorial Poetry Award and a finalist for the National Magazine Award. His current collection of poems The Winter Bites My Bones: New and Collected Poems, 1980-2013 was named by Poets & Writers magazine as a top five poetry debut of 2013. He is a member of the International Fellowship of Poetry. He currently lives in Venice Beach, California. His second collection of poems, Echoes Across Time will be published and released in September, 2014. Interested readers may visit his online poetry blog at www.dlmchale.com to read some of his current work, as well as selected poems from guest poets. Read.