Ed Zahniser

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Ed Zahniser is the author of three books, most recently Mall-hopping with the Great I AM (Somondoco Press, 2006); and three chapbooks, most recently Slow Down and Live, a collaboration with artist and designer Heather Watson of Pernot&Tatlin (2011). He was born in DC and raised in Hyattsville, MD. Zahniser served in the US Army in the US and Korea (1968-1970), was a founding editor of Some Of Us Press in Washington, DC, and was poetry editor of Wilderness magazine and an associate poetry editor of Antietam Review. For 35 years, he was a federal employee with the National Park Service Publications Group in Harpers Ferry, WV. He lives in Shepherdstown, WV, where he is the co-founder and poetry editor of the all-volunteer community quarterly The Good News Paper. He edited the anthology In Good Company: 27 Poets Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Shepherdstown and has hosted an annual fundraiser for his local public library for multiple years.

Bibliography: Slow Down and Live (Pernot & Tatlin, 2011); Mall-hopping with the Great I AM (Somondoco Press, 2006); Ranger Bowback: An Adirondack Farmer, A Memoir of Hillmount Farms, Daisy Mavis Dalaba Allen, edited by Ed Zahniser (Edwards Hill Press, 1997); A Calendar of Worship & Other Poems (Plane Bucket Press, 1995); Where Wilderness Preservation Began: Adirondack Writings of Howard Zahniser, edited by Ed Zahniser (North Country Books, 1992); Shepherdstown Historic Firsts (Four Seasons Books, 1992); Sheenjek & Denali: Alaska Poems (Atlantis Rising Communications, 1988); The Way to Heron Mountain (Night Tree Press, 1986); The Ultimate Double Play (Some Of Us Press, 1974).

Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/ed-zahniser/

Submitted by Kim Roberts, January 2014

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