Maxine Scates

Eugene, OR 97405-4466

Author's Bio

Maxine Scates is the author of three books of poetry, Undone (New Issues 2011), Black Loam and Toluca Street, and co-editor, with David Trinidad, of Holding Our Own: The Selected Poems of Ann Stanford (Copper Canyon). Her poems have been widely published in such journals as AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Ironwood, The Massachusetts Review, The New England Review, Ploughshares and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She has taught at Lane Community College, Lewis and Clark and Reed College. Currently, she teaches privately. She has lived in Eugene, Oregon since 1973.

Publications and Prizes

Black Loam
(Cherry Grove, 2005)
, Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses, 2016
(Pushcart Press, 2016)
, Toluca Street
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989)
, Undone
(New Issues Press, 2011)
Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets
(Oregon State University Press, 2006)
, Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses
(Pushcart Press, 2010)
AGNI, American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Ironwood, Lyric, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, ZYZZYVA
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Among other awards, her work has received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Oregon Book Award for Poetry, and two Pushcart Prizes.

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Last updated: Aug 16, 2016