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John Norton (author)
American poet and fiction writer

John Norton (author)

John Norton (author)
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John Norton is an American poet and fiction writer.


John Norton graduated from Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania with an M.A. and Ph.D. He taught at the University of California, Riverside. John moved to San Francisco in the 1970s and soon afterward joined Robert Gluck's Writing Workshop at Small Press Traffic. His poems and stories began to appear in a variety of small magazines and literary journals, including America, New American Writing, CrossConnect, Kayak, Oxygen, Beatitude, Blue Unicorn, Onthebus, and Processed World.

John served as Board President of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center and the Irish Arts Foundation. He helped organize the Crossroads Irish American Festival.

He has read from his work in San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Riverside, Rochester, and Toulouse, France.

John lives in San Francisco, and works in Silicon Valley as a technical writer and editor.


  • American Book Award


  • Air Transmigra (San Francisco: Ithuriel's Spear) August 2010. ISBN 978-0979339066
  • Re:Marriage (San Francisco: Black Star Series) 2000. ISBN 9780960763054
  • The Light at the End of the Bog, (San Francisco: Black Star Series) 1989, 1992 ISBN 978-0-685-61094-7
  • Posthum(or)ous (San Francisco: e. g. press) 1985 (chapbook)


  • Beatitude 1959-2009 Golden Anniversary Anthology, (America's Press, 2010) ISBN 978-0-615-29394-3
  • The Before Columbus Poetry Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards 1980-1990, (W.W. Norton & Company, 1991) ISBN 978-0-393-30833-4

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