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DEANNA KERN LUDWIN
received a BA in English from Creighton University in 1969. She
received an MA in Literature (1988) and an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry
(1995) from Colorado State University. Her poems and flash fictions have
appeared in ACM, Brownstone Review, Cimarron Review, Gertrude, Many Mountains
Moving, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Sundog: The Southeast Review, Upstairs
at Duroc, Writers' Forum, and other publications. Her critical work has
appeared in Dry Creek Review, Flannery O'Connor Bulletin, and Western American
Literature. Her interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Mary Crow was published
in a special double issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review ("The Poet's Voice,"
1997). She was a semi-finalist in the 2001 Paumanok Poetry Award Contest,
sponsored by the Visiting Writers Program at SUNY Farmingdale.
Ludwin lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she teaches literature and
writing courses at Colorado State University and serves as Internship Coordinator for the English
Department. In addition, she coordinates the Creative Writing Program's
introductory-level course and mentors the MFA students who teach it. She has
received a College of Liberal Arts Professional Development Grant for a
writing project in Chile, as well as a Golden Apple Award for Inspiration,
Dedication, and Generosity from the Organization of Graduate Student Writers.
On the weekends you'll find her exploring the mountains or shouting herself
hoarse at a soccer game.