Division of HumanitiesMFA in Creative Writing - Low Residency

Rainier Writing Workshop

"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."

Kevin  Goodan

Kevin Goodan






Mentor. Workshops and classes in poetry.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Montana

Master of Fine Arts, Univeristy of Massachuttes Amherst

Kevin Goodan’s most recent book is Winter Tenor (Alice James Books, 2009). His first book, In the Ghost-House Acquainted, won a New England/New York Award from Alice James Books, as well as the 2005 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. His poems have been published in Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Mid-American Poetry Review, American Poet Magazine, Cutbank and other journals.

Raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana, Goodan began working for the U.S. Forest Service at a young age. He has lived in Northern Ireland and western Massachusetts. He received his MFA degree from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his BA degree from the University of Montana. He has taught at the University of Connecticut and as Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University. He currently resides in Idaho and teaches at Lewis-Clark State College.