Doug Ramspeck
Doug Ramspeck's poetry collection, Black Tupelo Country, was awarded the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and will be published in the fall of 2008 by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). Several hundred of his poems have appeared in journals that include West Branch, Connecticut Review, Seneca Review, Confrontation Magazine, Rattle, and Nimrod. He directs the Writing Center and teaches creative writing and composition at The Ohio State University at Lima. He lives in Lima with his wife, Beth, and their daughter, Lee.