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Dr. Pia Taavila

Dr. Pia Taavila

Author's Bio

I often write about growing up as the hearing child of deaf parents, and about the usual suspects: love, loss, children, life, in ways that use imagism to convey the more abstract ideas and emotions embedded therein.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Moon on the Meadow (Moon on the Meadow, 2008)
Chapbooks:
Two Winters (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Anthologies:
Deaf Lit Extravaganza (Handtype Press, 2012), Hindman Poetry Reading (Wind Publishing, 2003)
Journals:
32 Poems, Appalachian Heritage, Asheville Poetry Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, College English, Comstock Review, Copperfield Review, Ibbetson Street, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Measure, Moving Out, Pegasus Magazine, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Poet's Ink, Qarrtsiluni, Soundings, Southern Review, Southern Women's Review, SouthLit, Story South, The Bear River Review, The Potomac Review, The Tactile Mind, The Vocabula Review, Threepenny Review, Virginia Writing, Xanadu, Yes, Poetry
Prizes:
Honorable Mention in: Jim Wayne Miller Poetry Prize The Comstock Review Poetry Prize The Denny C. Plattner Prize Black Lawrence Chapbook Competition Artist's Award from The Vermont Studio Center, March Residency, 2008

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Snow by Orhan Pamuk, Run by Ann Patchett, Six Mile Mountain by Richard Tillinghast
Favorite Books:
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Favorite Authors:
Dickens, Lee Smith, Silas House, Jim Tomlinson, Cathy Smith-Bowers, Kathryn Byer, Jill McCorkle, Jane Austen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Grace Paley, Alan Shapiro, Claudia Emerson, Robert Hass, Mark Strand, Michael McFee, Michael Chitwood, Randall Kenan, David Sedaris.

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Listing last updated: May 25, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Raised in:
Walled Lake, MI

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