Deirdre Fagan

Department of Languages and Literature 820 Campus Drive, ASC 3052
Big Rapids, MI 49338

Author's Bio

Deirdre Fagan is a native New Yorker who has lived in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Maryland, and currently resides in Michigan where she teaches and coordinates the Creative Writing program at Ferris State University. She has been teaching college writing and literature courses since 1996, and began her writing career publishing academic essays. She is the author of Critical Companion to Robert Frost and has published critical essays on poetry, memoir, and pedagogy, among other topics. She writes poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and is also working on a memoir. She is a remarried widow and mother of two who resides with her charming husband, delightful children, and incredibly friendly golden retriever and tabby in a home surrounded by woods.

Publications and Prizes

Adelaide Literary Magazine, Amaryllis, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Bartleby Snopes, Bonnie's Crew, Boston Literary Magazine, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Corvus Review, Dime Show Review, Down in the Dirt, Easy Street, Emerge Literary Journal, Eunoia Review, Every Day Fiction, Grey Sparrow Journal, Halcyon, Ink Sweat & Tears, Isacoustic, Mothers Always Write, Muddy River Poetry Review, Mused BellaOnline Literary Review, New Verse News, Nibble, Nine Muses Poetry, Orange Blossom Review, Picayune Literary Magazine, Poetry Breakfast, Poetry Quarterly, Rat's Ass Review, Riggwelter, Blue Hour, The Literary Nest, The Opiate, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Three Line Poetry, Unbroken, Words Apart, Yellow Chair Review
Prizes Won: 
Finalist for Best of the Net 2018 for the poem "Outside In," nominated by Nine Muses Poetry; Nominated by Constellate Journal for the 2018 Puschart Prize for the poem "Homesick" 

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Apr 01, 2019