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Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

Doug  Sutton-Ramspeck

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck




Areas of Expertise

  • Creative writing (poetry)
  • Creative writing (fiction)


  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of California – Irvine, 1978
  • BA, English, Kenyon College, 1976

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck (writing under the name Doug Ramspeck) is the author of nine collections of poetry, one collection of short stories and a novella. His most recent book of poems, Blur, is forthcoming from The Word Works and received the Tenth Gate Prize. Other recent books include Book of Years (2021), Under Black Leaves (2020), Distant Fires (2020), and Black Flowers (2018), which was published by LSU Press. He is also the author of The Owl That Carries Us Away (2018), winner of the 2016 G. S. Sharat Chanda Prize for Short Fiction; Original Bodies (2014), selected for the 2013 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and published by Southern Indiana Review Press; Mechanical Fireflies (2011), which was selected by Mary Ruefle for the Barrow Street Press Poetry Book Prize; Possum Nocturne (2010); and Black Tupelo Country (2008), which received the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. His chapbook Where We Come From appeared in 2009. His poems and short stories have been published by literary journals that include The Kenyon Review, Slate, The Georgia Review and The Southern Review. He is a three-time recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. His author website can be found at dougramspeck.com.

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