American literature, environmental studies, creative writing
Pennsylvania State University, PhD, 1985
Western Washington University, MA and BA, 1980 and 1978
Worked through university as a homebuilder, industrial waste recycler, Teamster, and longshoreman. Have won awards from Academy of American Poets, Society of Professional Journalists, and Washington Center for the Book; published books, book chapters, articles, essays, op-eds, columns, reviews, and poems; and serve on editorial advisory boards for Journal of Ecocriticism (Univ. of British Columbia) and European Journal of American Culture (Univ. of Kent, UK).
Books: John Josselyn, Colonial Traveler: A Critical Edition of Two Voyages to New-England (Univ. Press of New England, 1988); Cascadia Wild: Protecting an International Ecosystem; History and Folklore of the Cowichan Indians; Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West; The Canoe and the Saddle: A Critical Edition; and In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau (University of Iowa, 2011), winner of the 2012 Washington State Book Award in Memoir/Biography.
"Crossing Arbon Valley," "Malad," and "Yeoman," poems forthcoming in Poetry Northwest.
"Give State's Wolf Plan a Chance." Spokesman-Review Sept. 8, 2012 (with Laura Ackerman).
"From Sublimity to Ecopornography: Assessing the Bureau of Reclamation Art Collection" (environmental history).
Journal of Ecocriticism 1.1 (January 2009): 1-25.
"Giving Voices," "Mary Dyer," "American Triptych," "Sarah Hawkridge," and "The Great Awakening" (poems).
Common-place (online journal founded by the American Antiquarian Society).
Graduate Research in Literature (English 521)
Environmental Literature (498/598)
Faulkner and Frost (436/553)
Whitman and Dickinson (436/553)
American Literature I & II (343 & 344)
The Graphic Novel (315)
Introduction to Fiction (270)
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