Denton Loving lives on a farm near the historic Cumberland Gap, where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia come together.

He is the author of the poetry collection, Crimes Against Birds (Main Street Rag).  He is also the editor of Seeking Its Own Level: an anthology of writings about water (MotesBooks). His second book of poems, Tamp, will be published by Mercer University Press in 2023.

For over a decade, he co-directed the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at Lincoln Memorial University where he also co-edited drafthorse: the literary journal of work and no work. He has received scholarships and fellowships from organizations such as the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, the Eckerd College Writers Conference, and the Key West Literary Seminars. He earned the Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Literature from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. He is a co-founder and an editor at EastOver Press and its literary journal Cutleaf.

His fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including River Styx, CutBank, Iron Horse Literary Review and The Chattahoochee Review.

Denton also is available for manuscript evaluations and consultations. Please message him via the Contact portal with information about your manuscript and to inquire about pricing.

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