Dawn Paul is the author of two novels, The Country of Loneliness (Marick Press) and Still River, and is the editor of Corvid Press, a small independent publisher. Dawn has an MFA from Goddard College and has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Spring Creek Project. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and has created a text/video with painter Ben Johnson for the YouTube literary journal, Shape of a Box, and has worked with choreographer Kelley Donovan on dance/poetry pieces. She is also a frequent performer on the Improbable Places Poetry Tour, produced by poet Colleen Michaels. Dawn is a member of the Salem Writers Group. She has a manuscript of short fiction, Life Histories, and is currently working on a novel and a collection of poetry.
Dawn is a native New Englander and started her writing career with natural history and outdoors articles for magazines. She is a backpacker, sea kayaker, skier and naturalist. She teaches writing at Montserrat College of Art, a four-year art school in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Dawn will give a lecture on The New Formalists on May 22, 2012 at 7 PM at the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA, as part of their History of Poetry Series. Register here.
Check out the Improbable Places Poetry Tour on Facebook for the first stop on the tour for 2012. Hint—bring your skates.
2011 was a good year:
Dawn gave a lecture on 20th century poet Edna St. Vincent Millay as part of the Groundbreaking Poetry Series at the Peabody Institute Library.
With writers Ethan Gilsdorf and Michelle Hoover, Dawn talked about the thorny issues of Writing About Family at the Salem Literary Festival (Salem, MA). Find out more here.