Genre(s): Fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, children's litearture, spoken word, essays, music
Job(s): Touring artist: writer/musician/performer
Favorite Places in Alaska: I moved to Fairbanks in 1985, and have always considered it my Alaska home, though since 1988 have lived in Juneau, Sitka, Nome, Juneau again, and Anchorage.
Bio: A 25-year Alaska resident, Ken Waldman has an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Alaska Fairbanks and has been an assistant professor at University of Alaska campuses in Sitka and Nome. He has six full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a children's book, and nine CDs that combine Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry and Alaska-set storytelling. He's been a visiting writer at over 80 colleges and universities. Touring as Alaska's Fiddling Poet, he's visited over 200 schools in 31 states, and plays a wide variety of concert series, performing arts series, and festivals.
D is for Dog Team (children's poetry), Nomadic Press (distributed by U. of Alaska Press), 2009 (2010).
Are You Famous? (nonfiction), Catalyst Book Press, 2008
As the World Burns (poetry), Ridgeway Press, 2006
Conditions and Cures (poetry), Steel Toe Books, 2006
And Shadow Remained (poetry), Pavement Saw Press, 2006
The Secret Vistor's Guide (poetry), Wings Press, 2006
To Live on This Earth (poetry), West End Press, 2002
Availability: Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, editorial services, manuscript consultation. Because I play music, I can do literary work in performing arts series and concert settings
Audience: I work with any audience.
In addition to leading writing workshops, I particularly enjoy working with artists of any discipline who are in the process of making their work more public.
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Listing last updated: May, 2011