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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donna Biffar  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964

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Illinois Connection

Donna Biffar lives in St. Clair county in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Donna Biffar is the author of numerous books of poetry. She is a co-editor of River King Press' anthology New Century North American Poets. Poems, articles, and reviews have appeared in Orbis, College English, The Midday Moon, 90 Poets of the Nineties, Higginsville Reader, Kaleidoscope, Chiron Review, Poetry Motel and numerous other journals and anthologies. She is founder and former editor of Southwestern Illinois College's award winning literary publication Head to Hand and a former co-editor of River King Poetry Supplement. She currently serves as a co-editor of River King Press. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Illinois Poet Laureate, and recently served as Artist in Residence at the Illinois River Winery in Utica, Illinois.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Water Witching in the Garden: Poems
ISBN: 0773426701

Edwin Mellen Pr. 1996

These poems form a triad of the wonders and savagery of family connections and, therefore, of human existence, these are poems of everyday Midwestern farm images and the mysteries that can be found in sunflowers opening in the sun.

Events Preceding Death: Poems
ISBN: 0773427945

Edwin Mellen Pr. 2000

These poems dig deep into the Midwest farmland of family and myth. Here is a work of symbols drawn from the heart of the heartland, and held up to the light of the noonday sun to expose the deepest and least understood yearnings of the human mind.

Vinegar Moon
ISBN: 1904224350

Bewrite Books. 2004

New Century North American Poets
ISBN: 0965076415

River King Poetry Press. 2002

New Century North American Poets is an anthology of contemporary poetry by fifty-five poets from all parts of the North American continent, selected by the editors of River King Poetry Press, and arranged by the birth year of the contributor.

Kiss me Cold
ISBN: 097484683X

Cherry Pie Pr. 2006

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