Anne-Marie Oomen

Anne-Marie Oomen
Writer-in-Residence, Instructor of Creative Writing

About Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Oomen’s forthcoming books: AWP winner of the Sue William Silverman nonfiction prize for As Long as I Know You (University of Georgia Press), and The Long Road (Cornerstone Press). She co-authored Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems (with poet Linda Nemec Foster), a Michigan Notable Book 2019; Love, Sex and 4-H, (Next Generation Indie Award for memoir); Pulling Down the Barn and House of Fields, (Michigan Notable Books)—all focused on rural culture, water studies, and issues of identity; An American Map: Essays, and collection of poetry, Uncoded Woman (Milkweed Editions). She edited Elemental, A Collection of Michigan Nonfiction (Michigan Notable Book, 2019), and Looking Over My Shoulder: Reflections on the Twentieth Century (A Michigan Humanities Council Project). She has written seven plays, including award-winning Northern Belles (inspired by oral histories of women farmers), and Secrets of Luuce Talk Tavern, winner of the CTAM contest. She is founding editor of Dunes Review, former president of Michigan Writers, Inc., instructor at Solstice MFA at Lasell University, MA; Interlochen College of Creative Arts; and appears at conferences throughout the country. She advocates for water justice and preservation projects in rural communities. She and her husband, David Early, built their own home on wild acreage near Empire, Michigan, and their beloved Lake Michigan. www.anne-marieoomen.com