Mr. Doug Ramspeck

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2011


Doug Ramspeck is the author of nine collections of poetry, two collections of short stories, and a novella. His most recent book, Blur (2023), received the Tenth Gate Prize and is published by The Word Works. Individual poems and stories have appeared in journals that include The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Kenyon Review, Slate, The Sun, Iowa Review, and The Georgia Review. His short story “Balloon” was listed as a Distinguished Story for 2018 in The Best American Short Stories. He is a three-time recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, twice for poetry and once for fiction. His author website can be found at He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.






  • Professor of English, Emeritus at The Ohio State University at Lima


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of California at Irvine (May 1978)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry