Jane Piirto

Ashland, OH 44805-3148

Author's Bio

I have published an award-winning novel, a collected works of essays, poems, and short stories, a collection of poetry, and several chapbooks. In the 1970s I had a small press which published illustrated poetry postcards and poetry chapbooks, Piirto Press. I have also written ten scholarly books and am known in the area of the psychology of creativity and talent development, as well as in teacher education and qualitative, arts-based research.

Publications and Prizes

A Location in the Upper Peninsula: Collected Poems, Stories, Essays
(Sampo Publishing, 1994)
, Saunas
(Mayapple Press, 2008)
, The Three-Week Trance Diet
(Carpenter Press, 1986)
Denver Quarterly, Poetry Now, Red River Review, South Dakota Review, Van Gogh's Ear
Prizes Won: 
Carpenter Press Tenth Anniversary First Novel Award; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Poetry; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Fiction, Lifetime Achievement Award from Mensa Research and Education Foundation, Distinguished Scholar from National Association for Gifted Children

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
European American
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Ishpeming, MI
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Last updated: Jun 09, 2011