Division of HumanitiesMFA in Creative Writing - Low Residency

Rainier Writing Workshop

FACULTY

"I am impressed with the caliber, commitment, and generosity of the faculty. Their willingness to engage with us in and out of our classroom made this experience unlike any other I've had."

Linda Bierds

Linda Bierds

Poetry

Profile

Professional
Emphasis

Poetry

Responsibilities

Master Classes in Poetry.

Personal
Biography

Linda Bierds’ ninth book of poetry, Roget’s Illusion, was published in 2014 by Putnam’s.  Her prizes include the PEN/West Poetry Award, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, four Pushcart Prizes, the Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Emily Clark Balch Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  In 1998 she was named a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  Bierds’s poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Smithsonian, and Poetry.  She teaches at the University of Washington and lives on Bainbridge Island.