February 23, 2022 / Ron Koertge

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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RonKoertgeRon Koertge began publishing poetry in the 1960’s and has published more than twenty books of poetry. His poems continue to appear in independent poetry journals. His recent books include Yellow Moving Van (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Olympusville (Red Hen Press, 2018), and Vampire Planet (Red Hen Press, 2016).

In 2018 a film based on Ron’s prose poem “Negative Space,” created by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Animated Short Film.

Ron was a faculty member for more than 35 years at Pasadena City College. He also taught in the MFA Writing for Children & Young Adults program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ron is the author of many celebrated novels for young adults, including Coaltown Jesus, Stoner & Spaz, and Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.

Ron and his wife live in Pasadena, California, in a house featured in Halloween, one of the most iconic horror films of all time.

Mr. Koertge’s author website can be found at: https://ronkoertge.com/