Shutta Crum

Poet, Fiction Writer

P.O. Box 2196
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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Author's Bio

Shutta Crum is an award-winning poet and children’s book writer. Her poems for adults have appeared in numerous small press publications and literary journals since the 1970s. Locally, that includes Ann Arbor (W)rites, The Wayne Literary Review, The Huron River Review, and Writers Reading at Sweetwaters. Over the years, she has placed in the top three finalists in several of the Current Magazine poetry competitions, and was award first place in 2004. These days, a number of her poems have appeared in the AAR2 (the online version of the Ann Arbor Review). She also has several children’s books written in verse published by major publishers, including THUNDER-BOOMER! (Clarion/HMH) which was a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book, 2009, and an American Library Assoc. Notable Book, 2010. See her website at www.shutta.com for information about her children’s books and their awards.

 

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Book:
Spitting Image (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 2003)
Journals:
Current Magazine
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Huron River Review
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Poetry

Anthology:
Ann Arbor (W)rites (Ann Arbor District Library, 2004)
Journal:
Ann Arbor Review
Prizes won: 

See website:  www.shutta.com for awards won for children't books. 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ruth Stone Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, Galway Kinnell, W. S. Merwin, Stephen Dobyns, Ted Kooser, Sharon Olds, Dylan Thomas
What I'm reading now: 
Mountains of the Mind by Robert McFarlane

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Paintsville
Raised in: 
Oakland County, MI
Michigan
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Last update: May 06, 2019