This page list Idaho’s Writers-in-Residence back to 1984, and Idaho’s two Poet Laureates that came before. Sources of information are listed for general information, and for each writer.
Idaho Writer in Residence 2022
- Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems. Floodgate Poetry Series Volume 6. 2020.
Idaho Writer-in-Residence 2019
- “Malia Collins chosen as Idaho’s Writer in Residence.” Lewiston Tribune. June 27, 2019.
- “Town Talk.” Idaho Press-Tribune. page 3 section C.
- Idaho Commission on the Arts https://arts.idaho.gov/writer-in-residence/
- Writers and Staff 2019, Writers at Harriman http://www.writersatharriman.org/writers–staff.html
- Collins, Malia. Pele and Poliahu: A Tale of Fire and Ice. BeachHouse Publishing, 2005.
- Collins, Malia. Santa’s Hawaiian Holiday. BeachHouse Publishing, 2007.
Idaho Writer in Residence 2016 to 2019
- Idaho Writer-in-Residence https://arts.idaho.gov/writer-in-residence/ Idaho Commission on the Arts
- Oland, Dana. “Christian Winn named Idaho’s Writer in Residence.” The Idaho Statesman. 20 May 2016. Arts Blog. https://www.idahostatesman.com/entertainment/arts-culture/arts-blog/article78864092.html. Accessed May 6, 2019.
- Winn, Christian. Naked Me. Seattle, Washington: Dock Street Press, 2014.
- Winn, Christian. What’s wrong with you is what’s wrong with me. Seattle, Washington: Dock Street Press, 2017.
Idaho Writer in Residence 2013 to 2016
- Catan, Wayne. “Boise poet skillfully renders unique perspectives.” The Idaho Statesman. 28 Oct. 2016, Books.
- Schuessler, Jennifer. “Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication.” New York Times. July 27, 2014, page A1.
- Raptosh, Diane. American Amnesiac. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Etruscan Press, 2013.
- Raptosh, Diane. Human Directional. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Etruscan Press, 2016.
Idaho Writer in Residence 2010 to 2013
- “Boise State teacher named Idaho’s Writer in Residence.” The Idaho Statesman. 20 May 2010. Local.
- Udall, Brady. Letting Loose the Hounds: stories. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997.
- Udall, Brady. The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: a novel. New York: Norton, 2001.
- Udall, Brady. The Lonely Polygamist: a novel. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
Idaho Writer in Residence 2007 to 2010
- “Doerr to be 2008 writer in residence.” The Idaho Statesman. 13 May 2007, Life page 4.
- “Top writer to read in Twin Falls.” Times-News. April 17, 2008.
- The 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (Scribner). https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/anthony-doerr. Accessed May 7, 2019.
- Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See: a novel. New York: Scribner, 2014.
- Doerr, Anthony. Memory Wall: stories. New York: Scribner, 2010.
- Doerr, Anthony. The Shell Collector: stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.
Idaho Writer in Residence 2004 to 2007
- Oland, Dana. “State commission names winners of annual arts grants.” The Idaho Statesman. 9 June 2004, Local page 1.
- Barnes, Kim. In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in an Unknown Country. New York: Doubleday, 1996.
- Barnes, Kim. Hungry for the World: A memoir. New York: Villard Books, 2000.
- Barnes, Kim. In the Kingdom of Men: a novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Idaho Writer in Residence 2001 to 2004
- Oland, Dana. “Arts Commission to award funds.” The Idaho Statesman. 12 June 2001, Local page 1.
- Three Twins Project [No More Fires to Fight by Jim Irons, Naming the Rivers by David D. West, and Sunburn Touch by Mark Sheffield Brown]. Twin Falls, Idaho: The authors, 2005.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1999 to 2000
- “Panel to discuss Maclean’s book.” Lewiston Morning Tribune. 24 Sept. 1999, Entertainment page 2D.
- “Registration taken for writers’ meeting.” Lewiston Morning Tribune. August 17, 2001, page 3C.
- Johnson, William. A River Without Banks: place and belonging in the Inland Northwest. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 2010.
- Johnson, William. Dogwood. Boise, Idaho: Limberlost Press, 2019.
- Johnson, William. Out of the Ruins. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press; Kansas City, Kansas: Distributed by Midpoint Trade Books, 2000.
- Johnson, William. What Thoreau Said: ‘Walden’ and the Unsayable. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1991.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1996 to 1997
- Ryan, John. “UI professor examines a changing humanity.” Moscow-Pullman Daily News. 15 June 1998. Local.
- Huntington, Rebecca. “Creative writing alive and well and diverse in Idaho.” Lewiston Morning Tribune. 12 Jan. 1996.
- Lance Olsen, Fiction Collective Two (FC2)
- Olsen, Lance. Tonguing the Zeitgeist. San Francisco, California: Permeable Press, 1994.
- Olsen, Lance. Circus of the Mind in Motion: postmodernism and the comic vision. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 1990.
- Olsen, Lance. Girl Imagined by Chance. eBook. [Place of publication not identified]: University of Alabama Press (Bibliovault), 2015.
- Olsen, Lance. Nietzsche’s kisses. Normal, Illinois: FC2, 2006.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1994-1995
- “Author to read at publication party.” Lewiston Morning Tribune. November 10, 1995.
- Jones, Katherine. “‘I write out of wonder:’ Idaho’s newest writer-in-residence explores life’s possibilities.” The Idaho Statesman. December 12, 1993 page D1.
- Grote, Tom. “Author relates western life over radio.” The Star News. October 15, 1986 page B1.
- Ford, Frances W. “Clay Morgan.” Idaho Arts Journal. November/December 1987 page 8.
- “Clay Morgan: Conversations with a writer.” 49 Latitudes. Spring 1995 page 3.
- Morgan, Clay; and Steve Bly. Boise, Idaho: The City and its People. 1993.
- Morgan, Clay. Santiago and the Drinking Party. New York, NY: Viking, 1992.
- Morgan, Clay. Aura. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press, 1983.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1992 to 1993
- “BSU Official to give poetry reading Thursday.” Lewiston Morning Tribune. 5 Nov. 1993.
- Dornfeld, Cindy. “Boise Poet to lecture, read work.” Post Register. 8 Oct. 1992, page C1.
- “Boise poet named Idaho writer-in-residence.” Lewiston Morning Tribune (ID), January 17, 1992.
- “Governor Appoints Writer-in-Residence.” Idaho Mountain Express. January 22, 1992, page A19.
- Flagg, Marianne. “Personalities: Solace at Home: Idaho’s writer-in-residence focuses thoughts and poems on a sense of place.” The Idaho Statesman. June 16, 1992, page 1D.
- Jones, Daryl. The Dime Novel Western. Bowling Green, Ohio: Popular Press, Bowling Green State University, 1978.
- Jones, Daryl. Someone Going Home Late: poems. Lubbock : Texas Tech University Press, 1990.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1990 to 1991
- “Boise poet named Idaho writer-in-residence.” Lewiston Morning Tribune. January 17, 1992.
- “Writer in residence to read her poetry.” Lewiston Morning Tribune April 19, 1991.
- Flagg, Marianne. “A new reign of poetry: Idaho’s writer-in-residence will tell stories with poems.” The Idaho Statesman. January 8, 1990, page D1.
- Messer, Neidy. In Far Corners. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press, 1990.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1988 to 1989
- Hitchcock, Leonard. “Idaho’s Writer in Residence: The Person and the Program.” Idaho Librarian. October 1988, page 76.
- “Writers Talk – Eberle Umbach.” Thursday, August 19, 2010. https://writers-talk.blogspot.com/search?q=umbach. Accessed May 7, 2019.
- “Umbach to conduct reading.” The Star News. Thursday, December 21, 1989 page A-3.
- Dresher, Olivia, editor. In Pieces: an anthology of fragmentary writing. Seattle, Washington: Impassio Press, 2006.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1986 to 1987
- Hartley, Terry Rich. “English professor, poet named Idaho Writer in Residence.” Twin Falls Times News. January 3, 1986, page D1.
- McFarland, Ron. “Vantage Point: A Poet in Broad Daylight.” Idaho Arts Journal. Sandpoint, Idaho: Idaho Arts, Inc., November/December 1987, page 24.
- Merriam, Ginny. “Idaho poet Robert Wrigley: Writing for the common man.” Idaho State Journal. February 16, 1995 page E3.
- Proctor, David. “Poet finally gains ‘real writer’ status.” USA Today. March 27, 1995.
- Wrigley, Robert. Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems. New York, New York: Penguin Poets, 2013.
- Wrigley, Robert. Reign of Snakes: poems. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, 1999.
- Wrigley, Robert. In the Bank of Beautiful Sins. New York, N.Y.: Penguin, 1995.
- Wrigley, Robert. Earthly Meditations: new and selected poems. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, 2006.
Idaho Writer in Residence 1984 to 1985
- “Idaho names writer-in-residence.” The Idaho Statesman. September 28, 1983 page D1.
- Karinen, Jennifer. “A poet for the people – UI professor takes on an array of voices in his storytelling poems.” Lewiston Morning Tribune. September 22, 2000: 1C.
- McFarland, Ron. “With Sharon Olds in Idaho.” Weber: The Contemporary West. Poetry Supplement Summer 1999, Volume 17.0. https://weberstudies.weber.edu/archive/archive%20C%20Vol.%2016.2-18.1/Vol%2017.0%20poetry99/McFarland.htm. Accessed May 7, 2019.
- McFarland, Ronald E. The long life of Evangeline: a history of the Longfellow poem in print, in adaptation and in popular culture. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2010.
- McFarland, Ronald E. Subtle Thieves. Pecan Grove Press, San Antonio, Texas: Pecan Grove Press, 2012.
- McFarland, Ronald E. The Rockies in First Person: a critical study of recent American memoirs from the region. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2008.
Sudie Stuart Hager
Idaho Poet Laureate 1949-1982
- “Idaho Has Had Two Poet Laureates.” Idaho Daily Statesman. November 15, 1979. Page D2.
- “Kimberly Woman Named Idaho Poet Laureate.” The Idaho Daily Statesman. 3 Feb. 1949, p. 3.
- “Sudie Stuart Hager (1895-1982).” Tellers of Weird Tales: Artists & Writers in The Unique Magazine. Sunday, April 30, 2017. https://tellersofweirdtales.blogspot.com/2017/04/sudie-stuart-hager-1895-1982.html. Accessed May 8, 2019.
- Internet Speculative Fiction Database http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?22598
- “Inheritance.” Weird Tales. July 1940, page 111.
- Hager, Sudie Stuart. Earthbound. Dallas, Texas: Kaleidograph Press, 1947.
- Hager, Sudie Stuart. Beauty Will Abide. Dallas: Triangle Pub. Co., 1970.
Irene Welch Grissom
Idaho Poet Laureate 1923-1948
- “Ms. Grissom poet Laureate for Gem State.” The Idaho Daily Statesman. 17 June 1923, p. 13.
- Grissom, Irene Welch. Letter to Della Adams Leitner. April 11, 1936. In the Boise Public Library Idaho Files (GRISSOM, IRENE WELCH)
- Grissom, Irene Welch. The Superintendent. New York; Seattle, Washington: The Alice Harriman Company, 1910.
- Grissom, Irene Welch. A Daughter of the Northwest. Boston, Massachusetts: Cornhill Co., 1918.
- Grissom, Irene Welch. The Passing of the Desert. Garden City, N.Y.: Printed at the Country Life Press, 1924.
- Grissom, Irene Welch. Verse of the New West. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1931.
- Grissom, Irene Welch. Under Desert Skies. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton printers, ltd., 1935.
This page updated by Ronnie Joiner on May 14, 2022.