Josie Sigler

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Josie Sigler

April 2015 Artist in Residence

Writer/Poet
Portland, OR

Josie Sigler’s collection of stories, The Galaxie and Other Rides, was selected for the Ruby Pickens Tartt First Fiction Award and published by Livingston Press in 2012. Her book of poetry, living must bury, winner ofthe 2010 Motherwell Prize, was published by Fence Books. Her stories and poems have appeared in Story Quarterly, Prism International, Fugue, Water-Stone, Silk Road, Hunger Mountain, Redivider and others. Josie’s very short story, “The Compartment,” won the 2012 Barthelme Prize. Josie completed a PEN Northwest Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Residency, which affords a writer the opportunity to work on a remote homestead near the Rogue River in southern Oregon’s Klamath Mountains. She holds a dual PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. She teaches creative writing at University of Rhode Island in Kingston and is currently a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.

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