Janée J. Baugher

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Seattle, WA
Washington US

Author's Bio

Baugher is the author of The Ekphrastic Writer: Creating Art-Influenced Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction (McFarland, 2020), as well as two ekphrastic poetry collections, Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada Books, 2010) and The Body’s Physics (Tebot Bach, 2013). Her writing has been published in journals such as Tin House, The Southern Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Nano Fiction, and The Writer’s Chronicle, and she’s read from her books at the Library of Congress. She holds degrees from Boston University and Eastern Washington University, has attended Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and has been awarded residencies at Soaring Gardens (PA), Island Institute of Sitka (AK), Silver Creek Residency (ID), Marble House Project (VT), Dorland Mountain Arts Colony (CA), and the North Cascades Institute (WA). She regularly collaborates with choreographers, dancers, composers, and visual artists, and her work has been adapted for the stage and set to music at University of Cincinnati–Conservatory of Music, Contemporary Dance Theatre in Ohio, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dance Now! Ensemble in Florida, The Salon at Justice Snow’s in Colorado, Otterbein University, and University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Baugher teaches Creative Writing in Seattle, is currently a submission reader for the literary journal Boulevard.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

The Ekphrastic Writer: Creating Art-Influenced Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction (McFarland & Co., 2020)


The Body's Physics (Tebot Bach, 2013)
Coordinates of Yes (Ahadada Books, 2010)

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Writing Without Teachers by Peter Elbow

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Last update: Aug 31, 2020