Carolyn Kremers

P.O. Box 84223Fairbanks, AK 99708

Author's Bio

Carolyn Kremers writes literary nonfiction & poetry, & is a dedicated teacher & lifelong musician. Her books include Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (memoir), The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (anthology), & Upriver (poetry). Her piece, "John Haines and the Dream Place," was named a "Notable" essay in Best American Essays 2012, & her book Upriver was a Finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in Poetry, from Women Writing the West. Kremers designed & implemented the MFA creative nonfiction program at Eastern Washington University in Spokane & has also taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has been a guest writer in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Washington, & Russia, and artist-in-residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park & Denali National Park. For 10 months in 2008-09 & again in 2015-16, she was a US Fulbright Scholar at Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russia. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village
(Alaska Northwest Books,
1996)
The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North
(Fulcrum,
2005)
Upriver
(University of Alaska Press,
2013)
Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (softcover edition)
(Alaska Northwest Books,
2011)

Anthology

A Whole Other Ballgame: Women's Literature on Women's Sport
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
1997)
Under Northern Lights: Writers and Artists View the Alaskan Landscape
(University of Washington Press,
2000)
The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines
(Story Line Press,
1996)
American Nature Writing 1997
(Sierra Club Books,
1997)
American Nature Writing 1999
(Oregon State University Press,
1999)
Last New Land: Stories of Alaska Past & Present
(Alaska Northwest Books,
1996)
A Gradual Twilight: An Appreciation of John Haines
(CavanKerry Press,
2003)
The Roadless Yaak
(Lyons Press,
2002)
A Road of Her Own: Women's Journeys in the West
(Fulcrum,
2002)
Pass/Fail
(Red Sky Books,
2001)
Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West
(Eastern Washington University Press,
2005)
Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska
(University of Alaska Press,
2010)
Ice Floe: New and Selected Poems
(University of Alaska Press,
2010)

Journal

Alaska Quarterly Review
2017)
North American Review
2017)
Newsday
2017)
Ice-Floe
2017)
Runner's World
2017)
Manoa
2017)
Brevity
2017)
Alaska
2017)
Cirque
Permafrost
Creative Nonfiction
Prizes: 
• UPRIVER was a Finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in Poetry, from Women Writing the West • "John Haines and the Dream Place" was named a "Notable" essay in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Denver, CO
Raised in: 
Denver, CO

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Listing last updated: December 16, 2016.