BIOGRAPHY

Roger Mitchell is the author of ten books of poetry, a work of nonfiction, and numerous reviews and essays. 

His work has appeared in leading journals in the U.S. and abroad and has been anthologized more than thirty times. Awards for this work include the Midland Poetry Award for his first book, Letters From Siberia, the John Ben Snow Award for Clear Pond: The Reconstruction of a Life, a work of nonfiction, for which he was also made an honorary citizen of the Town of North Hudson in Essex County, New York, and the Akron Prize in Poetry for Delicate Bait. He has twice received a fellowship in Creative Writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, and from the New York Foundation for The Arts.

For many years he taught in and directed the MFA program at Indiana University–Bloomington and was for ten years Director of that university's summer writers' conference. Today he lives in Jay, New York, in the Adirondack Mountains, with his wife, the fiction writer, Dorian Gossy.

Roger Mitchell has taught creative writing to people of all ages and to many groups outside the university. He is available for readings, lectures, and conferences. To buy his books or to contact him for appearances, click on one of the appropriate links above.

 

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