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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

  • Water Witching in the Garden: Poems , Edwin Mellon, 1996
  • Events Preceding Death: Poems , Edwin Mellon, 2000
  • New Century North American Poets, (with John Garmon and Wayne Lanter) River King Poetry Press, 2002
  • Vinegar Moon, Bewrite Books, 2004
  • Kiss Me Cold, Cherry Pie, 2006

Selected Titles At Your Library

Water witching in the garden :
ISBN: 0773426701. OCLC Number:

Mellen Poetry Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. ©1995.

Events preceding death :
ISBN: 0773427945. OCLC Number:

Mellen Poetry Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. 2000.

Vinegar moon :
ISBN: 1904224350. OCLC Number:

BeWrite Books,. Wigan, Lancashire, UK :. ©2004.

New century North American poets /
ISBN: 0965076415. OCLC Number:

River King Poetry Press,. Freeurg, Ill., U.S.A. :. ©2002.

Kiss me cold :
ISBN: 097484683X. OCLC Number:

Cherry Pie Press,. Glen Carbon, Ill. :. ©2006.

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