James Crews

Eastern Oregon University MFA in Creative Writing Program
La Grande, OR 97850

Author's Bio

James Crews' work has appeared in Ploughshares, Raleigh Review, Crab Orchard Review and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award. His second collection, Telling My Father, won the Cowles Prize and will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Writing and Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was an Othmer Fellow and worked for Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry newspaper column. He lives on an organic farm with his partner in Shaftsbury, Vermont and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Eastern Oregon University.

Publications and Prizes

Telling My Father
(Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017)
, The Book of What Stays
(University of Nebraska Press, 2011)
Bending the Knot
(Gertrude Press, 2009)
, How Light Leaves
(FutureCycle Press, 2016)
, One Hundred Small Yellow Envelopes
(Parallel Press, 2009)
, What Has Not Yet Left
(Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2010)

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Last updated: Dec 16, 2016