Vivian Shipley


Books of Poetry

All of Your Messages Have Been Erased (Southeastern Louisiana University Press, 2010)

Greatest Hits: 1974-2010 (Pudding House Press, 2010)

Hardboot:Poems, New & Old ( Southeastern Louisiana University Press, 2005)

Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems (Southeastern Louisiana University Press, 2003)

When There Is No Shore (Word Press, 2002)

Down of Hawk (TheSow’s Ear Press Chapbook Series, 2001)

Echo and Anger, Still (Southeastern Louisiana University Press Chapbook Series, 2000)

Fair Haven (Negative Capability Press, 2000)

Crazy Quilt (Hanover Press, 1999)

How Many Stones? (University Of South Carolina Press, 1998)

Devil's Lane (Negative Capability Press, 1996)

Poems Out of Harlan County (Ithaca House Poetry Prize, 1989)

Jack Tales (Greenfield Review Press Chapbook Series, 1982)





  • Ava Gardner: Touches of Venus (Entasis Press, 2010)
  • The American Voice in Poetry: The Legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg (Poetry Center, 2010)
  • What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets (University of Kentucky Press, 2009)
  • The Poet’s Cookbook: Recipes from Tuscany (Bordighera Press, 2009)
  • Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes (C&R Press, 2009)
  • Come Together: Imagine Peace: Poems (Harmony) (Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
  • Hunger and Thrist: Food Literature( San Diego City Works Press, 2008)
  • Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses (Yarroway Mountain Press, 2008)
  • Southern Appalachian Poetry (McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008)
  • Evensong (Bottom Dog Press, Harmony Series, 2006)
  • The Kentucky Anthology (The University Press of Kentucky, 2005)
  • Family Matters: Poems of our Families (Bottom Dog Press, Harmony Series, 2005)
  • Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press, 2004)
  • The Blueline Anthology (Syracuse University Press, 2004)
  • Urgent Care for the World (Pudding House Press, 2004)
  • Caduceus: Poets at Art Place (Yale University Press, 2003)
  • Taste and See: Food (Bottom Dog Press, 2003)
  • Contemporary American Poetry: Behind the Scenes (Longman,2002)
  • The 2002 Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (Universities West Press, 2002)
  • The Anthology of New England Writers Volume XV 2003
  • Fresh Water: Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams (Pudding House Press, 2002)
  • Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa Press, 2002)
  • Touched by Eros (Live Poet’s Society, 2002)
  • The Anthology of New England Writers Volume XIV 2002
  • The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry By American Women (Columbia University Press, 2001)
  • The 2001 Emily Dickinson Award Anthology (Universities West Press, 2001)
  • A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (Outrider Press, 2001)
  • American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile (University of Iowa Press, 2001)
  • The 2000 Emily Dickinson Award Anthology (Universities West Press, 2000)
  • Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places (John Gordon Burke Publishers, 2000)
  • Heartbeat of New England: An Anthology of Contemporary  Nature Poetry (Tiger Moon, 2000)
  • Divided Again: Poems About Designing People (Edmonds Institute, 1999)
  • Identity Lessons (Penguin Books. 1999)
  • The Second Word Thursdays Anthology (Bright Hill Press, 1999)
  • Speaking the Words (Bright Hill Press, 1999)
  • Smashing Ikons (Curious Rooms Press, 1999)
  • Graffiti Rag: An Annual Anthology of New Urban Writing (Graffiti Rag Press, 1999)
  • The 1998 Emily Dickinson Award Anthology (Universities West Press, 1998)
  • Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry (Monitor Book Company, 1997)
  • The Anthology of New England Writers Volume VIII, 1996
  • Getting By: Stories of Working Lives (Bottom Dog Press, 1996)
  • The Southern California Anthology (University of Southern California, 1996)
  • Our Mothers, Our Selves (Bergin and Garvey, 1996)
  • What's Become of Eden (Hudson Valley Writer's Center, 1994)
  • Life on the Line (Negative Capability Press, 1992)
  • The Epistolary Form and the Letter as Artifact (Pig Iron Press, 1991)
  • Desire: Erotic Poetry Through the Ages (St. Martin's Press, 1991)




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