Douglas Cole

Washington, United States

Member Since: 02/26/2014


Douglas Cole has published six collections of poetry and the novel, The White Field, winner of the American Fiction Award. He is a regular contributor to Mythaxis, providing essays and interviews with notable writers, artists and musicians such as Daniel Wallace (Big Fish), Darcy Steinke (Suicide Blond, Flash Count Diary) and Tim Reynolds (T3 and The Dave Matthews Band) have been popular contributions. He also writes a monthly piece called “Trading Fours” for Jerry Jazz Musician and was recently named the editor for “American Poetry” in Read Carpet, an international, multi-lingual journal from Columbia. In addition to the American Fiction Award, he was awarded the Leslie Hunt Memorial prize in poetry, the Editors’ Choice Award for fiction by RiverSedge, and has been nominated three time for a Pushcart and Best of the Net. He lives and teaches in Seattle, Washington. His website is Agent representative: Robert Wilson: (914) 478-5334. His website is



Twitter Username: @TheShadow_man


  • Bali Poems , Turning Point (February 5, 2016)
  • The Dice Throwers , Liquid Light Press (September 1, 2015)
  • Western Dream , Finishline Press (August 1, 2015)
  • Interstate , Night Ballet Press (October 15, 2014)
  • The Ghost , Blue Cubicle Press (April 1, 2013)
  • The Gold Tooth in the Crooked Smile of God , Unsolicited Press (December 11, 2018)
  • The Blue Island , Kelsay Books (January 1, 2019)
  • The White Field , Touchpoint Press (September 20, 2020)


  • Leslie Hunt Memorial Award
  • Best of Poetry Award from Clapboard House
  • American Fiction Award(2021)
  • Editor's Choice RiverSedge(2021)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature from San Diego State University
  • Master of Arts in Poetry from Western Washington University

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature , Poetry