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Peggy Shumaker

Where: Fairbanks
Genre(s): Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Brief Prose, Reviews
Job(s): Teacher, Editor
Online:
 • www.peggyshumaker.com
 • www.borealbooks.org

Email: peggyzoe@gmail.com

Favorite Places in Alaska:
Walker Lake (Brooks Range), Homer, my library in Fairbanks.

Bio:
Peggy Shumaker is the Alaska State Writer Laureate. Her new book of poems is Gnawed Bones. Her lyrical memoir is Just Breathe Normally. She's currently working on a manuscript of poems set in Costa Rica. Peggy lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, and travels widely. Professor emerita at University of Alaska Fairbanks, she teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop and at many writing conferences and festivals. In 2008, Peggy founded Boreal Books (www.borealbooks.org), an imprint of Red Hen Press, to publish literature and fine art from Alaska. Please visit her website.

Books:

  • Gnawed Bones (poetry), Red Hen Press, 2010
  • Just Breathe Normally (nonfiction), University of Nebraska Press, hardcover, 2007; paperback, 2009
  • Greatest Hits (poetry chapbook), Pudding House Press, 2006
  • Blaze (collaboration with artist Kesler Woodward), Red Hen Press, 2005
  • Underground Rivers (poetry), Red Hen Press, 2002
  • Wings Moist from the Other World (poetry), University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series, 1994
  • Braided River (letterpress chapbook), Limner Press, 1993
  • The Circle of Totems (poetry), University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series, 1988
  • Esperanza's Hair (poetry), University of Alabama Poetry Series, 1985

Availability:
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