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Carolyn Kremers

Author's Bio

Carolyn Kremers writes literary nonfiction and poetry, and is a dedicated teacher. Her books include Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (memoir, 1996/2011), The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (anthology, 2005), and Upriver (poetry, 2013). Kremers' essays and poems have appeared on public radio and in numerous journals, magazines, & anthologies. Her piece, "John Haines and the Dream Place," was named a "Notable" essay in Best American Essays 2012. She designed and implemented the MFA program in literary nonfiction at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, and has taught at the University of Alaska in Bethel and Fairbanks. She has been a guest writer in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, and Washington, and Artist-in-Residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Denali National Park. In 2008-09, she was a US Fulbright Scholar at Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russia. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Upriver (University of Alaska Press, 2013), Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (softcover edition) (Alaska Northwest Books, 2011), The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (Fulcrum, 2005), Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (Alaska Northwest Books, 1996)
Anthologies:
Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska (University of Alaska Press, 2010), Ice Floe: New and Selected Poems (University of Alaska Press, 2010), Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West (Eastern Washington University Press, 2005), A Gradual Twilight: An Appreciation of John Haines (CavanKerry Press, 2003), A Road of Her Own: Women's Journeys in the West (Fulcrum, 2002), The Roadless Yaak (Lyons Press, 2002), Pass/Fail (Red Sky Books, 2001), Under Northern Lights: Writers and Artists View the Alaskan Landscape (University of Washington Press, 2000), American Nature Writing 1999 (Oregon State University Press, 1999), A Whole Other Ballgame: Women's Literature on Women's Sport (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997), American Nature Writing 1997 (Sierra Club Books, 1997), Last New Land: Stories of Alaska Past & Present (Alaska Northwest Books, 1996), The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines (Story Line Press, 1996)
Journals:
Alaska, Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, Cirque, Creative Nonfiction, Ice-Floe, Manoa, Newsday, North American Review, Permafrost, Runner's World

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Listing last updated: October 15, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Denver, CO
Raised in:
Denver, CO

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