BIO OF B. E. STOCK
B. E. Stock has been writing poetry since the age of eight, and has lived in New York City since age 16. She studied poetry and fiction writing with Miller Williams, Maxine Kumin, Muriel Rukeyser, E.L. Doctorow, Dana Gioa, Alfred Dorn and others. She has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies and won cash prizes and honors throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has featured in numerous cafes and clubs in New York City including the Old Stone House, Belanthi Gallery, the Shelley Society, New York Poetry Forum and Borders/World Trade Center, and won prizes and honors throughout the US and abroad. She appeared on Brooklyn Cable Public Access' poetry program, Earth Is Not On Tape; her work is archived at Poets House and the Small Press Center.
B. E. Stock's work is lyrical and prophetic, analytical and abundant. She uses strict form, stretched form, evolving form and free verse. Subjects include love, creativity, social issues, God, time, other poets, and anything else that can be brought within the ambit of her searching thought life. There is usually an element of hope or affirmation, and she is a fierce defender of the right to question, reason and decide, the necessity to uphold the highest ethical standards, and the sacredness of the human person.