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Paul Fisher

Author's Bio

Paul Fisher was born and grew up in Seattle, earned a master’s degree in Art & Education from Washington University in St. Louis, an MFA in poetry from New England College, and has studied writing in a variety of academic and workshop settings, including the University of Washington, Centrum at Port Townsend, and the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Poetry from the Oregon Arts Commission, and was Featured Poet in the Spring 2008 issue of the Centrifugal Eye. Paul lives in Bellingham, Washington. His poems have been honored with awards from literary journals such as Defined Providence, Explorations, and Nimrod, and won the Dirty Napkin Magazine Cover Prize. His first book, Rumors of Shore, is the winner of the 2009 Blue Light Book Award.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Rumors of Shore (Blue Light Press, 2010)
Anthologies:
2010 Poet's Guide to New Hampshire (Poetry Society of New Hampshire, 2009), Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2009)
Journals:
Beauty/Truth, Cave Wall, Crab Creek Review, DMQ Review, Edgz, Fickle Muses, Four and Twenty, Lunarosity, Main Street Rag, Mannequin Envy, Naugatuck River Review, Nimrod, OVS Magazine, Passager, Pedestal Magazine, Portland Oregonian, Slow Trains, Snow Monkey, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Centrifugal Eye, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dirty Napkin, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Umbrella, Waccamaw Journal, WordWrights
Prizes:
2009 Blue Light Book Award. Individual Artist's Fellowship in Poetry from the Oregon Arts Commission. Finalist, Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition. Cover Prize, Dirty Napkin Magazine.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Poets who balance incantation and sense

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Listing last updated: October 1, 2010

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Seattle, WA
Raised in:
Seattle, WA

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