Carolyn Kremers

P.O. Box 84223
Fairbanks, AK 99708

Author's Bio

Carolyn Kremers writes literary nonfiction and poetry, and is a dedicated teacher and lifelong musician. Her books include Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (memoir), The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (anthology), and Upriver (poetry). Upriver was a finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in Poetry, from Women Writing the West. Kremers designed and implemented the MFA creative nonfiction program at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and also taught for many years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her piece, "John Haines and the Dream Place," was named a "Notable" essay in Best American Essays 2012. She has been a guest writer in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Washington, and Russia, and artist-in-residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Denali National Park. For ten months in 2008-09 and again in 2015-16, she was a Fulbright Scholar at Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russia. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village
(Alaska Northwest Books, 1996)
, Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (softcover edition)
(Alaska Northwest Books, 2011)
, The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North
(Fulcrum, 2005)
, Upriver
(University of Alaska Press, 2013)
Anthologies: 
A Gradual Twilight: An Appreciation of John Haines
(CavanKerry Press, 2003)
, A Road of Her Own: Women's Journeys in the West
(Fulcrum, 2002)
, A Whole Other Ballgame: Women's Literature on Women's Sport
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997)
, American Nature Writing 1997
(Sierra Club Books, 1997)
, American Nature Writing 1999
(Oregon State University Press, 1999)
, Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska
(University of Alaska Press, 2010)
, Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West
(Eastern Washington University Press, 2005)
, Ice Floe: New and Selected Poems
(University of Alaska Press, 2010)
, Last New Land: Stories of Alaska Past & Present
(Alaska Northwest Books, 1996)
, Pass/Fail
(Red Sky Books, 2001)
, The Roadless Yaak
(Lyons Press, 2002)
, The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines
(Story Line Press, 1996)
, Under Northern Lights: Writers and Artists View the Alaskan Landscape
(University of Washington Press, 2000)
Journals: 
Alaska, Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, Cirque, Creative Nonfiction, Ice-Floe, Manoa, Newsday, North American Review, Northern Review, Permafrost, Runner's World
Prizes Won: 
• UPRIVER was a Finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in Poetry, from Women Writing the West• "John Haines and the Dream Place" was named a "Notable" essay in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2012

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Denver
Raised in: 
Denver, CO
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Last updated: May 18, 2018