Jobs and Appointments Teacher, Yearlong Workshop in Memoir, Fishtrap Writers Conference and Gathering.
Visiting Professor, Intensive Master Class in Nonfiction, Portland State University.
Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, St. Lawrence University. Spring 2006.
Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, St. Mary’s College of California. Fall 2005.
Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, St. Lawrence University. 2004-05,
Research and Writing Fellow, and Visiting Professor of English, Center for the
Humanities, Oregon State University. 1997-98.
James Thurber Writer-in-Residence, Thurber House/Ohio State University. Spring 1996.
Writer-in-Residence, Austin Peay State University. Spring 1991.
Adjunct Faculty, Northwest Writing Institute, Lewis & Clark College. 1988-93.
Poetry Editor, Wilderness Magazine. 1988-present.
Lecturer in Freshman English, Stanford University. 1986-88.
Jones Lecturer in Poetry, Stanford University. 1983-88.
Brief teaching visits:
Portland State University, 2008; Lower Columbia Community College, 2002; Westminster University, 1998; University of Oregon, 1998; University of California at Santa Cruz, 1997; University of Portland, 1997; University of Nevada-Reno, 1996;
University of Montana, 1995; Utah State University, 1994.
Conferences and Workshops Taught Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Squaw Valley, California. Summer 2008
Watermark Literary Muster. Watermark Literary Society. Camden Haven, New South
Wales, Australia. 2009.
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Cascade Head, Oregon. Summer 2007.
The Nature of Words. Bend, Oregon. Fall 2005.
Fishtrap Summer Conference and Gathering. Enterprise, Oregon. 2004, 2005, 2008,
Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone. Memoir. Paper edition. Washington, D.C.:
Shoemaker and Hoard, 2006.
Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone. Memoir. Cloth edition. Washington, D.C.:
Shoemaker and Hoard, 2005.
Winter Creek: One Writer’s Natural History. Memoir. Paper edition. Minneapolis:
Milkweed Editions, 2002.
Oregon Rivers (with photographer Larry N. Olson). Essays. Cloth edition. Englewood,
Colorado: Westcliffe Publishers, 1997.
Looking After: A Son’s Memoir. Paper edition. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1997.
Looking After: A Son’s Memoir. Cloth edition. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1996.
The Trail Home: Nature, Imagination, and the American West. Essays. Expanded paper
edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.
The Trail Home. Essays. Cloth edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
Selected Nonfiction Anthologies Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest. University of Washington Press, 2011.
Working the Woods, Working the Sea: An Anthology of Northwest Writings. Empty Bowl
Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark.University of Nevada Press, 2008.
Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking. University of Nevada
The Future of Nature. Milkweed Editions, 2007.
Home Ground: A Literary Guide to American Landscape Terms. Trinity University
Writing the Journey: Essays, Stories, and Poems on Travel. Pearson Longman, 2005.
Best Essays NW: Perspectives from Oregon Quarterly Magazine. University of Oregon
Nature Writing: The Tradition in English. Norton, 2002. (Published in a trade paper
edition as The Norton Book of Nature Writing.)
American Nature Writing 1998. Sierra Club Books.
Natural State: A Literary Anthology of California Nature Writing. University of
California Press, 1998.
The Sacred Earth: Writers on Nature and Spirit. New World Library, 1998.
The Height of Our Mountains: Nature Writing from Virginia’s Blue Ridge and
Shenandoah Valley. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Wallace Stegner and the Continental Vision. Island Press, 1997.
The Geography of Hope. Sierra Club Books, 1996.
Facing the Lion: Writers on Life & Craft. Beacon Press, 1996.
American Nature Writing 1995. Sierra Club Books.
Northern Lights. Vintage Books, 1994.
Selected Nonfiction Periodicals Audubon, Bloomsbury Review, Epoch, High Plains Literary Review, Hope, North American Review, Northwest Review, Open Spaces, Oregon Humanities, Orion, Outside, Resurgence, Sierra, Southwest Review, Stanford, Weber Studies, Western American Literature, Wilderness.
Poetry Collections Wild Song: Poems of the Natural World. Editor. Paper edition. Athens, Georgia:
University of Georgia Press, 1998.
All Things Touched by Wind. Paper edition. Anchorage, Alaska: Salmon Run Press, 1994.
Common Ground. Cloth and paper edition. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press, 1988.
Selected Poetry Anthologies Getting Over the Color Green: Contemporary Environmental Literature of the
Southwest. University of Arizona Press, 2001.
Portland Lights. Nine Lights Press, 1999.
Wild Song: Poems of the Natural World. Univ. of Georgia Press, 1998.
Poetry of the American West. Columbia University Press, 1996.
The Soul Unearthed. Tarcher, 1996.
Northern Lights. Vintage Books, 1994.
From Here We Speak: An Anthology of Oregon Poetry. Oregon State Univ. Press, 1994.
The Forgotten Language: Contemporary Poets and Nature. Peregrine-Smith, 1991.
The Pushcart Prize VIII: Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart Press, 1983.
Selected Poetry Periodicals The Amicus Journal, Bloomsbury Review, ISLE, Metre, North American Review, Northern Lights, Orion, Poetry, Seattle Review, Sierra, South Dakota Review, Southern Review, Southwest Review, Zone 3.
Manuscripts in Progress Gifted, a novel.
Of Earth, a collection of new and selected poems.
Awards, Honors, and Grants Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction for The Far Corner: Northwestern Views
on Land, Life, and Literature. Literary Arts, 2011.
PNBA Book Award for Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone. Pacific Northwest
Booksellers Association. 2006.
Creative Writing Fellowship. National Endowment for the Arts. 1998-99.
Research and Writing Fellowship. Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University.
Master of Ceremonies, Oregon Book Awards. Literary Arts. Portland, Oregon. 2000.
“Death, Limits, and the Wholeness of Life.” Allen M. Boyden Memorial Lecture. St.
Vincent Medical Center, Portland. 1999.
“Seeing With Both Eyes.” Sitka Symposium. The Island Institute. Sitka, Alaska. 1998.
“The Province of Personal Narrative.” Center for the Humanities, Oregon State
“Wallace Stegner’s Hunger for Wholeness.” University of Wisconsin. 1996.
“The Myth of Memory.” University of Montana. 1995.
“The Willful Wild: Wilderness and the Culture of Control.” O. C. Tanner Humanities
Lecture. Utah State University. 1994.
“The Poetry of Ecology.” Lewis-Clark State College. 1993.
Professional Memberships and Responsibilities Board member, Literary Arts. 2007-2010.
Judge, Fishtrap Fellows applicants. Fishtrap, Inc. Enterprise, Oregon. 2009.
Judge, Oregon Quarterly third annual Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. 2002.
Judging Panel, John Burroughs Nature Essay Award. The John Burroughs
Chair, PEN Northwest. (Regional affiliate of PEN American Center, New York.)
Administrator, Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. 1995-present.
Member, Associated Writing Programs.
Member, PEN American Center.