Stephen Haven

MFA in Poetry and Creative NonfictionBixler Center for the HumanitiesAshland UniversityAshland, OH 44805
Phone: 
(419) 685-3838
E-mail: 
Website: 
works.bepress.com/stephen_haven/

Author's Bio

Stephen Haven is Director of the Ashland University MFA Program and Director of the Ashland Poetry Press. He has been a fellow or visiting writer at many universities and art centers, including the Chautauqua Institute, Meacham Workshops (University of Tennessee--Chattanooga), Michigan State Poetry Center, Yaddo, MacDowell, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Ubud International Writers Festival (Bali), Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Amherst College, Chongqing University (China), Fulbright Foundation (two years teaching in Beijing: Beijing Normal University & People's University)

Publications and Prizes

Book

Dust and Bread
(Turning Point,
2008)
The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks
(West End Press,
2004)
The River Lock: One Boy's Life along the Mohawk
(Syracuse University Press,
2008)
The Last Sacred Place in North America
(New American Press,
2012)

Chapbook

The Enemy in Defensive Positions: Poems from China
(Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks,
2008)

Anthology

Family Matters: Poems of Our Families
(Bottom Dog Press,
2005)
Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange
(Mammoth Books,
2003)
And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century
(The Ashland Poetry Press,
1999)
Come Together: Imagine Peace
(Bottom Dog Press,
2008)

Journal

American Poetry Review
2014)
Salmagundi
2014)
Western Humanities Review
2014)
Image
2014)
Christian Science Monitor
2014)
Literary Imagination
Cincinnati Review
Pif
The Southern Review
Parnassus
Poetry New Zealand
Consequence
Guernica
Poetry New Zealand
The Common
The Common
Chautauqua Literary Journal
Poetry Miscellany
Artful Dodge
Northwest Review
Asheville Poetry Review
The Christian Science Monitor
Prizes: 
2010 New American Press Poetry Prize (publication award for collection of poems, The Last Sacred Place in North America, 2012, selected by T.R. Hummer); 2009 Ohio Poet of the Year (book prize for Dust and Bread); four Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist grants

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Born in: 
Syracuse, NY
Raised in: 
Amsterdam, NY

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Listing last updated: February 14, 2014.

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