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Stephen Haven

Stephen Haven

Author's Bio

Stephen Haven is Director of the Ashland University MFA Program and Director of the Ashland Poetry Press. He has been a fellow or visiting writer at many universities and art centers, including the Chautauqua Institute, Meacham Workshops (University of Tennessee--Chattanooga), Michigan State Poetry Center, Yaddo, MacDowell, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Ubud International Writers Festival (Bali), Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Amherst College, Chongqing University (China), Fulbright Foundation (two years teaching in Beijing: Beijing Normal University & People's University)

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Last Sacred Place in North America (New American Press, 2012), Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008), The River Lock: One Boy's Life along the Mohawk (Syracuse University Press, 2008), The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (West End Press, 2004)
Chapbooks:
The Enemy in Defensive Positions: Poems from China (Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks, 2008)
Anthologies:
Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008), Family Matters: Poems of Our Families (Bottom Dog Press, 2005), Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange (Mammoth Books, 2003), And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century (The Ashland Poetry Press, 1999)
Journals:
American Poetry Review, Artful Dodge, Asheville Poetry Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Cincinnati Review, Consequence, Guernica, Image, Literary Imagination, Northwest Review, Parnassus, Pif, Poetry Miscellany, Poetry New Zealand, Salmagundi, The Christian Science Monitor, The Common, The Southern Review, Western Humanities Review
Prizes:
2010 New American Press Poetry Prize (publication award for collection of poems, The Last Sacred Place in North America, 2012, selected by T.R. Hummer); 2009 Ohio Poet of the Year (book prize for Dust and Bread); four Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist grants

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Listing last updated: February 14, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Syracuse, NY
Raised in:
Amsterdam, NY

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