Maxine Scates


Eugene, OR 97405-4466

Author's Bio

Maxine Scates is the author of three books of poetry, Undone (New Issues 2011), Black Loam and Toluca Street, and co-editor, with David Trinidad, of Holding Our Own: The Selected Poems of Ann Stanford (Copper Canyon). Her poems have been widely published in such journals as AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Ironwood, The Massachusetts Review, The New England Review, Ploughshares and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She has taught at Lane Community College, Lewis and Clark and Reed College. Currently, she teaches privately. She has lived in Eugene, Oregon since 1973.

Publications & Prizes

Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (Pushcart Press, 2010)
Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (Oregon State University Press, 2006)
Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses, 2016 (Pushcart Press, 2016)
Undone (New Issues Press, 2011)
Black Loam (Cherry Grove, 2005)
Toluca Street (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989)
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Among other awards, her work has received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Oregon Book Award for Poetry, and two Pushcart Prizes.

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Last update: Aug 16, 2016