Jeff Gundy

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

(419) 358-3283

Author's Bio

I'm a longtime professor of English and creative writing at Bluffton University, Fulbright scholar and poet-in-residence at the University of Salzburg (2008), visiting professor at LCC International University in Klaipeda (2015). Presented Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College (2015), Bechtel Lectures at Conrad Grebel University College (2014), Yoder Memorial Lecture at Goshen College (2013). Readings and workshops in poetry, memoir, and creative nonfiction at Antioch Writer's Workshop, U. of Cincinnati, Kent State U., and many other venues.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Walker in the Fog: On Mennonite Writing (Cascadia Publishing House, 2005)
Scattering Point: The World in a Mennonite Eye (SUNY Albany Press, 2003)


Abandoned Homeland (Bottom Dog Press, 2016)
Somewhere Near Defiance (Anhinga Press, 2014)
Spoken among the Trees (Akron University Press, 2007)
Deerflies (WordTech Editions, 2004)
Rhapsody with Dark Matter (Bottom Dog Press, 2000)
Exquisite Corpse
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Prizes won: 

Abandoned Homeland: shortlisted for Ohioana Book Award in Poetry, 2016
Ohio Poet of the Year, Somewhere Near Defiance, 2015
Spoken among the Trees: Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award, 2007

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Last update: Aug 21, 2016