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
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
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