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BJ Buckley

Author's Bio

B.J. Buckley is a Montana poet and writer who has worked in Arts in Schools programs throughout the west for over 35 years. Her poems address the stark and dangerous beauty of the west, its animals, plants, weather, geology and geography, as well as the lives of the people who choose it as home. She is currently Writer-in- Residence at Sanford Cancer center, Sioux Falls, SD, and is the 2013-14 Artist-in-Residence at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT.

Publications and Prizes

Moonhorses & The Red Bull (Pronghorn Press, 2007), Artifacts (Willow Bee, 1987)
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry About Birds (North Point Press, 2005), Crazy Woman Creek (Mariner Books, 2004), Woven on the Wind (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Leaning Into the Wind (Houghton Mifflin, 1998)
Big Sky Journal, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, HoboEye, Mezzo Cammin, Pilgrimage, The Comstock Review, The Cortland Review, The Cumberland Poetry Review, Visions International
Wyoming Arts Council Literature Fellowship; The Cumberland Poetry Review's Robert Penn Warren Narrative Poetry Prize; Poets & Writers “Writers Exchange Award” in Poetry; The Rita Dove Poetry Prize from the Center for Women Writers at Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC; the Joy Harjo Prize from CutThroat: A Journal of Arts and Literature; 2012 Comstock Review poetry Prize; residencies at The Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle, Darkness Sticks to Everything: Collected and New Poems by Tom Hennen, Jim Harrison, Skulls by Simon Winchester, In the Company of crows and Ravens by John Marzluf et al, The Riders (fiction) by Tim Winton

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Listing last updated: May 7, 2013

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Irish American
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Born in:
Cheyenne, WY
Raised in:
Cheyenne, WY

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