Meet John C. Mannone

Poet John C. MannoneJohn’s interview for Altered Reality Magazine

A special announcement from John

John C. Mannone has literary and speculative work appearing in North Dakota QuarterlyLe MenteurBlue Fifth ReviewPoetry SouthNew England Journal of MedicineBaltimore Review2020 Antarctic Poetry Exhibition, as well as PedestalEye to the Telescope, Space & Time Magazine, and many others. Recipient of the Horror Writers Association Scholarship (2017), he won the Dwarf Stars Award (2020). He also won the Impressions of Appalachia Creative Arts Contest (2020) in poetry, the Carol Oen Memorial Fiction Award (2020), and the Joy Margrave Award in creative nonfiction (2015, 2017). He was awarded a Jean Ritchie Fellowship (2017) in Appalachian literature and served as celebrity judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (2018) and chosen as guest speaker and Best of the Best contest judge for Poetry Society Tennessee (2020).

He has three poetry collections: Apocalypse (Alban Lake Publishing), which won 3rd place in the 2017 Elgin Book Award; Disabled Monsters (The Linnet’s Wings Press, 2015) on disability poetry, and Flux Lines: The Intersection of Science, Love, and Poetry is  forthcoming (The Linnet’s Wings Press, 2020) on love-related poems using science metaphors. He’s been nominated for Pushcart, Rhysling, and Best of the Net awards. He edits poetry for Abyss & ApexSilver BladeLiquid Imagination, and American Diversity Report. A retired professor of physics, he lives between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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Read John’s work in Altered Reality Magazine:

Night Train Matthew’s Diary Yellow Spiders
Hunting Pharaoh’s Eye You Always Said You Could Swim Like A Fish 
Waterworld Happy Hour at Drake’s Lounge Marbles
Giant Hogweed The Photograph Bubonic
Blue Flowers House of the Rising Sun  Remains at an Archeological Site 
Various Haiku  π A New Way to Fight a World War
Bewitching Words Listening to the Relics of Our Galaxy Orion and the Bull
Before the Dark Reposes Singularity  

Read John’s work other places:

Stellar Quake – New England Journal of Medicine
Five Poems – Peacock Journal
Dignity of Sleep – Gyroscope Review
Freefall – Baltimore Review
Wormwood – Pedestal
A Glass of Stella – Pirene’s Fountain
undying – Eye To The Telescope
Paper Heart – Event Horizon
When the Comet Dust Settles – Syzygy

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