Don Hogle’s appreciation of poetry began as a child, acting out the witches’ scenes from Macbeth with monkey puppets.

He is a lifelong student of languages and has traveled to some 40-odd countries. He holds a BA in Spanish from Washington and Lee University, is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has had a long career in advertising as a brand and communications strategist for clients such as Evian, Intel, Charles Schwab and the New York Stock Exchange.

He was the winner of the 2016 Hayden’s Ferry Review poetry contest, a finalist in the Atlanta Review 2018 International Poetry Contest, a semi-finalist in Nimrod International Journal’s 2018 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, and received an honorable mention for the New England Poetry Club’s 2018 E. E. Cummings Prize.  His work has appeared recently in Curlew Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, Chautauqua, Apalachee Review, Pilgrimage Magazine, Black Fox Literary Magazine and Shooter and A3 Review in the U.K. among others.

He has studied and workshopped with Mark Bibbins, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodrhán, Alison Hawthorne Deming, B. C. Edwards, Nick Flynn, Major Jackson, Van Jordan, Laura Kasischke, Matthew Lippman, Hermine Meinhard, Geofffrey Nutter, David Orr, Greg Pardlo, Rowen Ricardo Philips, Carl Phillips, Joseph Stanton, Terese Svoboda and Mary Szybist.

He writes a travel blog (with the occasional socio-political outburst) and is an avid photographer.  He grew up in upstate New York and South Florida and lives in Manhattan without pets, children or spouses of any gender or species.