Deirdre Fagan

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Department of Languages and Literature 820 Campus Drive, ASC 3052
Paris, MI 49338
Phone: 
231-591-3031
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Author's Bio

Deirdre Fagan is a native New Yorker who has lived in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Maryland, and currently resides in Michigan where she teaches and coordinates the Creative Writing program at Ferris State University. She has been teaching college writing and literature courses since 1996, and began her writing career publishing academic essays. She has a bachelor's in English from University at Buffalo and a master's in English and a doctorate in Humanistic Studies (English and Philosophy) from University at Albany. She is the author of a forthcoming memoir, Find a Place for Me (Pact Press, Regal House Publishing, 2022), a short story collection, The Grief Eater (Adelaide Books, 2020), and a chapbook of poetry, Have Love (Finishing Line Press, 2019).  She is also the author of Critical Companion to Robert Frost (Facts on File, 2007) and has published critical essays on poetry, memoir, and pedagogy, among other topics. She writes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and is working on a full-length poetry collection and another memoir. She is a remarried widow and mother of two who resides with her charming husband, delightful children, and incredibly friendly golden retriever and tabby in a home surrounded by woods.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
Adelaide Literary Award Anthology (Adelaide Books, 2019)
Book:
Find a Place for Me (Regal House Publishing, 2022)
Journals:
Adelaide Literary Magazine
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Emerge Literary Journal
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Orange Blossom Review
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The Coil
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Words Apart

Fiction

Book:
The Grief Eater (Adelaide Books, 2020)
Journals:
Adelaide Literary Magazine
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Bartleby Snopes
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Down in the Dirt
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Picayune Literary Magazine
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The Cabinet of Heed

Poetry

Anthologies:
Grey Sparrow 12th Anniversary Anthology (Grey Sparrow Press, 2021)
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As the World Burns (Indie Blu(e) Publishing, 2020)
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Persona Non Grata (Fly on the Wall Press, 2018)
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We Will Not Be Silenced (Indie Blu(e) Publishing, 2018)
Chapbook:
Have Love (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
Journals:
3288 Review
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Amaryllis
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Bonnie's Crew
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Clementine Unbound
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Corvus Review
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Dime Show Review
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Emerge Literary Journal
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Halcyon
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Ink Sweat & Tears
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Isacoustic
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Muddy River Poetry Review
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Mused BellaOnline Literary Review
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Nibble
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Nine Muses Poetry
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Picaroon Poetry
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Poetry Breakfast
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Riggwelter
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The Cabinet of Heed
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Three Drops from a Cauldron
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Yellow Chair Review
Prizes won: 

Finalist for Best of the Net 2018 for the poem "Outside In," nominated by Nine Muses Poetry; Nominated by Constellate Journal for the 2018 Puschart Prize for the poem "Homesick." Received Honorable Mention in the Muskegon Art Museum's "Art Talks Back" contest (2019).

She was a a merit scholarship resident at Golden Apple Art Residency in Maine (2019) and a resident at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow in Arkansas (2018, 2019).  She was also a poetry workshop participant at Antioch Writers' Workshop (2017) and one of 16 participants in the Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference in Southampton, New York (2020).

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
NY
New York
Raised in: 
NY
New York
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Last update: May 05, 2021