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Jane Piirto

Author's Bio

I have published an award-winning novel, a collected works of essays, poems, and short stories, a collection of poetry, and several chapbooks. In the 1970s I had a small press which published illustrated poetry postcards and poetry chapbooks, Piirto Press. I have also written ten scholarly books and am known in the area of the psychology of creativity and talent development, as well as in teacher education and qualitative, arts-based research.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Saunas (Mayapple Press, 2008), A Location in the Upper Peninsula: Collected Poems, Stories, Essays (Sampo Publishing, 1994), The Three-Week Trance Diet (Carpenter Press, 1986)
Journals:
Denver Quarterly, Poetry Now, Red River Review, South Dakota Review, Van Gogh's Ear
Prizes:
Carpenter Press Tenth Anniversary First Novel Award; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Poetry; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Fiction, Lifetime Achievement Award from Mensa Research and Education Foundation, Distinguished Scholar from National Association for Gifted Children

Jane Piirto Resume

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Listing last updated: June 9, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Teachers
Born in:
Negaunee, MI
Raised in:
Ishpeming, MI

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