Carolyn Kremers

P.O. Box 84223
Fairbanks, AK 99708

Author's Bio

Carolyn Kremers writes literary nonfiction & poetry, & is a dedicated teacher & 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), & Upriver (poetry). Her piece, "John Haines and the Dream Place," was named a "Notable" essay in Best American Essays 2012, & her book Upriver was a Finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in Poetry, from Women Writing the West. Kremers designed & implemented the MFA creative nonfiction program at Eastern Washington University in Spokane & has also taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has been a guest writer in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Washington, & Russia, and artist-in-residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park & Denali National Park. For 10 months in 2008-09 & again in 2015-16, she was a US 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, 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

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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: Feb 21, 2017