Jackson Heights, NY
Poet Norman Stock is the author of Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot, published by Gibbs Smith in 1994 as winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Contest. He has recently completed the manuscript for his second collection, entitled The Exploding Suitcase.
Since 1984 Norman has received several awards for his poetry, including the Writer’s Voice New Voice Award, Poets and Writers New York to the Heartland Award, and the Poetry Prize of the Bennington Writing Workshops. He has been a National Arts Club Scholar and Alan Collins Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Tennesse Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.
Norman’s poetry has been published in The New Republic, College English, The New York Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, New England Review, and numerous other publications. His poems have also appeared in Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry, The Art of Poetry Writing, and The Poet’s Companion.
He lives in New York City and works as a librarian at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
This bio/description was originally published in 1999 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).