Carmen Germain

Poet

Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Author's Bio

Carmen Germain grew up near the Mississippi in rural Wisconsin.  She lived and worked in Washington, D.C., Montana, and California before making her home on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State.  Holding degrees in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of British Columbia, she is also a visual artist and has been a visiting artist/scholar at the American Academy in Rome.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
The Madrona Project 2: Keep a Green Bough--Voices from the Heart of Cascadia (Empty Bowl, 2021)
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Bigger Than They Appear (Accents Publishing, 2011)
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Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2010)
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New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010)
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Such Fine Frenzy: Contemporary Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press, 2005)
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Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge: Poems about Marriage (Grayson Books, 2002)
Books:
Life Drawing (MoonPath Press, 2022)
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The Old Refusals (MoonPath Press, 2019)
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These Things I Will Take with Me (Cherry Grove, 2008)
Chapbook:
Living Room, Earth (Pathwise Press, 2002)
Journals:
Alembic
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Bathtub Gin
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Cider Press Review
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Freshwater
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Heliotrope
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Hurricane Alice
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Hurricane Review
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Madison Review
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Midwest Poetry Review
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Penumbra
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Poems & Plays
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Pontoon
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Talking River Review
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The Comstock Review
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The Kerf
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Tulane Review
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Verse Wisconsin

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Elsa Morante, Galway Kinnell, James Wright, Thomas Lux, Tess Gallagher, Jane Hirschfield, Shakespeare, Homer, Dante, Sam Hamill--and many more.
What I'm reading now: 
Jacob Lawrence by UW Press

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
Black River Falls
Raised in: 
Black River Falls, WI
Wisconsin
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Last update: Sep 15, 2021