BJ Buckley


10 10th Lane NE
Power, MT 59468

Author's Bio

B.J. Buckley is a Montana poet and writer who has worked in Arts in Schools/Communities programs throughout the west and midwest for over 45 years. She conducts residencies and workshops in schools, libraries, senior centers, homeless shelters, museums, at conferences, with writing groups and book clubs, and with special needs adults and children. Her poems address the stark and dangerous beauty of the west, its animals, plants, weather, geology and geography, as well as the lives of the people who choose it as home.

Publications & Prizes

Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry About Birds (North Point Press, 2005)
Crazy Woman Creek (Mariner Books, 2004)
Woven on the Wind (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
Leaning Into the Wind (Houghton Mifflin, 1998)
Corvidae (Lummox Press, 2014)
Moonhorses & The Red Bull (Pronghorn Press, 2007)
Artifacts (Willow Bee, 1987)
Spaces Both Infinite and Eternal (Limberlost Press, 2013)
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Big Sky Journal
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Mezzo Cammin
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Scintilla Magazine
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The Comstock Review
The Cumberland Poetry Review
Prizes won: 

Wyoming Arts Council Literature Fellowship; The Cumberland Poetry Review's Robert Penn Warren Narrative Poetry Prize; Poets & Writers “Writers Exchange Award” in Poetry; The Rita Dove Poetry Prize from the Center for Women Writers at Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC; the Joy Harjo Prize from CutThroat: A Journal of Arts and Literature; The Comstock Review Poetry Prize; Winning Writers Poetry Prize, Formal Poetry Category; residencies at The Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Keats, Rilke, John Clare, Richard Wilbur, W.S. Merwin, Pattianne Rogers, Sherwin Butsui, Allison Hedge-Coke, Pamela Uschuk, Joy Harjo, Linda Hogan, Ellen Meloy, Mary Oliver, Eamonn Grennan, Thoreau, Olaus and Margaret Murie
What I'm reading now: 
Dissolve by Sherwin Bitsui, There, There by Tommy Orange, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston, Burn by Allison Adelle Hedge-Coke, The Library Book by Susan Orlean

More Information

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Irish American
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Born in: 
Cheyenne, WY
Raised in: 
Cheyenne, WY
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Last update: Jun 18, 2020