Jane Piirto

Fiction Writer, Poet

N/A
Ashland, OH 44805-3148
Phone: 
419-281-6516

Author's Bio

I have published an award-winning novel, a collected works of essays, poems, and short stories, a collection of poetry, and several chapbooks. In the 1970s I had a small press which published illustrated poetry postcards and poetry chapbooks, Piirto Press. I have also written ten scholarly books and am known in the area of the psychology of creativity and talent development, as well as in teacher education and qualitative, arts-based research.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Denver Quarterly
,

Poetry

Books:
Saunas (Mayapple Press, 2008)
,
A Location in the Upper Peninsula: Collected Poems, Stories, Essays (Sampo Publishing, 1994)
,
The Three-Week Trance Diet (Carpenter Press, 1986)
Journals:
Poetry Now
,
Red River Review
,
Van Gogh's Ear
Prizes won: 

Carpenter Press Tenth Anniversary First Novel Award; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Poetry; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship in Fiction, Lifetime Achievement Award from Mensa Research and Education Foundation, Distinguished Scholar from National Association for Gifted Children

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Teachers
Born in: 
Negaunee
Raised in: 
Ishpeming, MI
Michigan
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Last update: Jun 09, 2011