Dawn Paul

Corvid Press

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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,
, 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,

Spring 2012:

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

Dawn produced North Shore Poets in the Round, a free-wheeling, non-scripted poetry
reading where poets read in response to the previous writer’s poem, at the 2011
Massachusetts Poetry Festival.  Click here for more information on the upcoming
2012 festival.

At the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Washington, DC,
Dawn was part of the Art School Faculty Caucus.

Best of all, Dawn was on tour (locally, of course) with the Improbable Places Poetry
Tour, produced by Colleen Michaels.
Watch the video! That’s Dawn in the swimming
Recent Publications:

“11 PM @ Star City,” short fiction in the online
Apple Valley Review, edited by Leah

“Sapelo,” an excerpt from the novel The Country
of Loneliness in Folio, the literary journal of
American University

Dreams Conspire,” a video collaboration with
artist Ben Johnson, narrated by Elizabeth Rollins,
originally in Shape of a Box, a video literary
journal produced by Jessie Carty.  

“This Late Hour,” short fiction from the Life
Histories collection in
The Sun Magazine, Issue
To purchase The
Country of
through Small
Press Distribution,
click here.