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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), The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (anthology), and Upriver (poetry). Upriver was a Finalist for the 2014 Willa Award for poetry, from Women Writing the West. Kremers' essays and poems have appeared on public radio & in numerous publications. "John Haines and the Dream Place" was named a "Notable" essay in Best American Essays 2012. She designed & implemented the MFA program in creative nonfiction at Eastern Washington University in Spokane & has taught at the University of Alaska in Bethel & Fairbanks. She has been a guest writer in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, & Washington, & Artist-in-Residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park & 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
Prizes:
• UPRIVER was honored as a Finalist for the 2014 Willa Award for poetry, from Women Writing the West • "John Haines and the Dream Place" was named a "Notable" essay in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2012

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Listing last updated: October 29, 2014

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