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2017 Biographies — Creative Writing

Jeanne E. Clark

Jeanne E. Clark

Poetry

Jeanne E. Clark is a Professor of English at California State University, Chico. Her first book of poems, Ohio Blue Tips, won the Akron Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Akron Press. Her second book of poems, Gorrill's Orchard, has been published by Bear Star Press. Poems have been published recently or are forthcoming in Connotation Press, Alaska Quarterly Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and A Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses. She lives and writes in an almond orchard with a pack of Border Collies as muses.


Erin Coughlin Hollowell

Erin Coughlin Hollowell

Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

Erin Coughlin Hollowell is a poet and writer who lives at the end of the road in Homer, Alaska. Prior to landing in Alaska, she lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns, pursuing many different professions from tapestry weaving to arts administration. She earned her MFA in poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Tacoma Lutheran University. In 2013, Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, published her first collection Pause, Traveler. She has been awarded a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship, a Connie Boochever Award, and an Alaska Literary Award. Her work has been most recently published in Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Sugar House Review, and was a finalist for the 49th Parallel Contest for the Bellingham Review. Her second full-length collection, Every Atom, will be published by Boreal Books in 2018. Her chapbook Willapa Bay Suite will be released by Dancing Girl Press in late 2017. She’s an adjunct for the Kenai Peninsula College and the executive director for Storyknife Writers’ Retreat.


Daryl Farmer

Daryl Farmer

Writing

Daryl Farmer is the author of Bicycling beyond the Divide, which received a Barnes and Noble Discover Award and Where We Land, a collection of short stories. His recent work has appeared in The Whitefish Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Gingerbread House. He is an assistant professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he is director of the creative writing program.


Brenda Miller

Brenda Miller

Nonfiction

Brenda Miller is the author of five essay collections, most recently An Earlier Life (Ovenbird Books, 2016). She also co-authored Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining and Publishing Creative Nonfiction and The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World. Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes. She is a Professor of English at Western Washington University, and associate faculty at the Rainier Writing Workshop.


Sarah Pape

Sarah Pape

Writing

Sarah Pape teaches English and works as the Managing Editor of Watershed Review at Chico State. Her poetry and prose has recently been published or are forthcoming in: Ecotone, Crab Orchard Review, Harpur Palate, The Pinch, decomP, The Collapsar, Pilgrimage, The Squaw Valley Review, The Superstition Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She curates community literary programming and is a member of the Quoin Collective, a local letterpress group.


Nicole Stellon-O'Donnell

Nicole Stellon-O'Donnell

Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

Nicole Stellon O'Donnell is the author of Steam Laundry. She received both an Individual Artist Award and an Artist Fellowship from the Rasmuson Foundation, as well as a Boochever Fellowship from the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. In 2016, she spent a semester in India as a recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching.


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