2016 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.


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.


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.


Don Rearden

Don Rearden

Writing

Don Rearden is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Raven's Gift, which made The Washington Post Notable List for Fiction in 2013. He is board president of 49 Writers, a produced screenwriter, and sometimes poet. Both a UAF and UAA alum, he now teaches writing as an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Recent honors include a 2014 Rasmuson Individual Artist Project award and The Raven's Gift selected as the novel of year for the 2015 Anchorage Reads. He considers the tundra of southwestern Alaska home, but lives and writes at an undisclosed location in a mountain valley just outside of Alaska's largest city.


Frank Soos

Frank Soos

Writing

Frank Soos is Alaska State Writer Laureate and Professor Emeritus of English at University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is an author of fiction and nonfiction. His books include the short story collections Early Yet and Unified Field Theory (winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction), and a book of essays, Bamboo Fly Rod Suite. With artist Kesler Woodward, he edited Under Northern Lights: Alaskan Writers and Artists on the Alaskan Landscape. Most recently, he has collaborated with his wife, Margo Klass, on Double Moon: Constructions and Conversations, a collection of her box constructions and his short essay responses to them.


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