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Peggy Shumaker

Peggy Shumaker

Author's Bio

Peggy Shumaker is Alaska State Writer Laureate. Her most recent book of poems is Gnawed Bones. Her lyrical memoir is Just Breathe Normally. She's at work on Genesis, Quetzal, a book of poems set in Costa Rica. Professor emerita from University of Alaska Fairbanks, Shumaker teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is founding editor of Boreal Books, publishers of fine art and literature from Alaska. She edits the Alaska Literary Series at University of Alaska Press.

Publications and Prizes

Gnawed Bones (Red Hen Press, 2010), Blaze (Red Hen Press, 2005), Underground Rivers (Red Hen Press, 2002), Wings Moist From the Other World (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994), The Circle of Totems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988)
Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction (Norton, 2005)
Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Ascent, Crazyhorse, Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Poetry

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Double Moon by Margo Klass and Frank Soos, Leaving Resurrection by Eva Saulitis, Steam Laundry by Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, Missing Lucile by Susanne Berne, The City Beneath The Snow by Marjorie Kowalski Cole

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Listing last updated: October 3, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
La Mesa, CA
Raised in:
Tucson, AZ

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