Kevin Wayne Zerbe

 

Kevin Wayne Zerbe is a writer, photographer, and scientist. His work has been  haunted by the ghosts of disappeared places. His father's ghost lurks there too, asking, "What's here?" He writes often of his failed attempts to carry along traditions begun at an ancient monastery at Glendalough. Sometimes he writes for a child not yet born.


After childhoods spent at the wide mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and five moves across the United States, he and his wife have had the fortune of seeing all this country has to offer. The places that make it what it is, good and bad. Remote and filled up. The putrid, beautiful scent of a Tidewater marsh. That frenetic pulse of New York City. A hot wind through Santa Elena Canyon. A sleeping giant in Montana. The shade of a Monterrey cypress. 

 

Today they are settled quietly near a stand of Douglas-fir, catching glimpses of Mount Rainier above the trees.

His debut novel, A Drive Over Land, received an Honorable Mention for the 2020 Landmark Prize in Fiction (Homebound Publications). His debut chapbook, Hunger That Way, was short listed for publication by Tiny Seed Press. He is still seeking publication for both pieces.

 

Read

Prose Poem

"Bull Elk"

Tiny Seed Literary Journal, June 2020

(read it here)

Short Story

"Diana"

Funicular Magazine, Issue 3, December 2019

(purchase a copy here)

Prose Poems

"Hunger That Way" & "Burden of Ancestry"

Wayfarer Magazine, Autumn 2019

(purchase a copy here)

Short Story

"The Mine Thief"

littledeathlit, Spring 2019

(read it here)

Short Story

"Death Spares Not Another Year"

Levee Magazine, Issue 2, May 2019

(purchase a copy here)

Poem

"Oxblood"

Rue Scribe, March 2019

(read it here)

Poem

"I Ain't No Bald Cypress"

Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Spring Issue, March 2019

(read it here)

Poem

"The First Day of Our Marriage"

The Paragon Journal, Issue 10, October 2017

(read it here)

 
 

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