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Linda McCarriston

professor, creative writing, UAlaska

Linda McCarriston has been teaching at the CWLA Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 1994. Although a native of Lynn, MA, McCarriston holds dual Irish/U.S.A. citizenship. She has taught at Vermont College, Goddard College and George Washington University and has been a Poetry Fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. McCarriston is the author of three highly acclaimed collections: *Talking Soft Dutch*, an AWP Award Series Selection, *Eva-Mary*, winner of the 1991 Terrence Des Pres Prize, and her most recent collection, *Little River*. McCarriston is featured in Bill Moyers' *The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets*, Linda Hogan's *Intimate Nature* and Robert McDowell's *Cowboy Poetry Matters*.