Saturday, January 20, 2001

Doug Marx

DOUG MARX is a poet, essayist, freelance journalist and teacher. His first book of poems, Sufficiency was a 1994 Oregon Book Awards nominee. His literary journalism includes dozens of profiles and interviews of literary figures such as Czeslaw Milosz, Carolyn Forché and Barry Lopez.

He is a frequent contributor to the Oregonian, Willamette Week, Writer's Northwest, Left Bank, and Publisher's Weekly. His poems have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Columbia, WILD DOG Literary Magazine, Willow Springs and many other literary journals.

Doug was a founding member of Northwest Writers Inc., and is a board member of Oregon Literary Arts. His eight-week workshop So You Want To Write, offered through Mt. Writers Series in Portland, begins this coming week. This class, he says, is for "closet scribblers" and helps students become acquainted with fiction, creative writing, nonfiction and poetry, in addition to encouraging their own writing. Doug has participated in the Portland Public Schools’ Writer-in-Residence program since 1996.

Doug is also a professional land surveyor, rabid poker player, and fine blues guitarist.

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