Jonathan Harrington

Jonathan Harrington lives in Yucatan, Mexico. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop,

he has published over twenty books including poetry, novels, short stories, essays and translations. In

addition he has published many magazine pieces and reviews. His work has appeared in journals in the

U.S. and throughout the world. In 2021 he was awarded the International Medal of Culture and Art in

Mexico. His books of poetry include, Lift up the Stone: The Gospel According to Jonathan (bilingual,

translation by Fer de la Cruz), The Traffic of Our Lives (winner of the Ledge Press Poetry Chapbook Prize

published in 2014), Rastro de Papeles (Spanish) Handcuffed to the Jukebox, Aqui/Here (bilingual) and Yesterday,

A Long Time Ago. His translations of Mayan poetry have appeared in World Literature Today, Visions

International, The Dirty Goat, International Poetry Review, Loch Raven Review and elsewhere. In addition to

poetry, he has edited an anthology of short stories: New Visions: Fiction by Florida Writers, authored a

collection of essays, Tropical Son: Essays on the Nature of Florida, and has published five novels: The Death of

Cousin Rose, The Second Sorrowful Mystery, A Great Day for Dying, Saint Valentine’s Diamond and Death on the

Southwest Chief. Jonathan has published poetry in Poetry East, The Texas Review, Main Street Rag, Slant,

Manhattan Times, Aries, Studio, In Other Words: Merida, Morbo, Common Ground, Iodine Poetry Review, Nebo,

The Taylor Trust, Ancient Paths, Pebble Lake Review, Blueline, The Shop, The Lantern Review, Poetry Motel,

Brobdingnagian Times, Diamond Poetry Review, The Response of Poetry, Knowing Stones, Pandaloon, Pirate Writings,

Epitaph, Pleiades, English Journal, Without Halos, Fiction Quarterly, Polyphony, South Florida Poetry Review,

Brushing, Green River Review, Zelo, Pencil Press Quarterly, Kentucky Poetry Review, Black Bear Review, Anemone,

Skylight, The Spectator, Crocodile Tears, Poetry Ireland (Éigse Éireann), Pavement and many other journals