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Sandra Claire Foushee

Author's Bio

Poet and musician, Sandra Claire Foushee lives on the Oregon coast working from principles of the Golden Mean with Alwyn Scott Turner. She has taught creative writing, women's literature, mythology, Native American literature, and English literature at Tillamook Bay Community College; was a Poet in the Schools in Colorado and Oregon; a scholar for "Let's Talk About It," Oregon Committee for the Humanities; gives creative writing workshops in the Northwest; and is the editor of Poetry & Prose. She has given readings at The Loft (Minneapolis), The Tattered Cover (Denver), Anchorage Arts Fair (Alaska), Poor Richard's Feed and Read (Colorado Springs), Neahkahnie Institute (Manzanita, OR), The River Theater (Astoria, OR).

Publications and Prizes

Back to Essentials (Bristlecone Press, 1984)
Eleventh Muse, Milkweed Chronicle, Ploughshares, Poetry & Prose, Prairie Schooner, Rosebud, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Seattle Review, Sing Heavenly Muse!, The Fiddlehead, Westwind Review
William Stafford Poetry Award, 2010, judged by R. Virgil Ellis. Merit Award, 2010, Atlanta Review. Poetry Award, Colorado Federation of the Arts. First Place Professional Documentary Award, The National Trust for Historic Preservation film and video competition for "They Came to Build: The Reconstruction of Bent's Old Fort." Aspen Arts Festival Award for "In Search of Vivaldi." Associate of the Rocky Mountain Women's Institute. MacDowell Colony Fellow. Artist-in-Residence, Cummington Community of the Arts. Walden Fellowship from the Northwest Writing Institute.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
W.S. Merwin, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rumi, May Swenson, Pablo Neruda, Ezra Pound, Marina Tsvetayeva, Richard Wilbur, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, Michael Dennis Browne, Robert Hass, Linda Gregg.

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Listing last updated: September 6, 2011

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