Ephraim Scott Sommers

Ephraim Scott Sommers

Ephraim Scott Sommers

A singer-songwriter and poet from Atascadero, California, Ephraim Scott Sommers is the author of The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire which won the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award and was published in February of 2017 by Tebot Bach Press. Recent essays and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Having received his PhD from Western Michigan University, Ephraim currently teaches creative writing on the graduate faculty at the University of Central Florida and lives with his fiancé in Orlando.

As a musician, Ephraim has toured nationally, releasing his solo album, STONES & SMOKE (2011), as well as the albums PAINT THE TOWN (2008) and LEGSAROUND (2006) with his band Siko (see-co).