Anne-Marie Oomen

Writers Retreat Writer-in-Residence, Interlochen College of Creative ArtsInstructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

About Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Oomen co-authored��Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems��(with poet Linda Nemec Foster), a Michigan Notable Book, 2019. She wrote��Love, Sex and 4-H, (Next Generation Indie Award for memoir);��Pulling Down the Barn,��and��House of Fields, (Michigan Notable Books);��An American Map: Essays,��and a full-length 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. She has written seven plays, including award-winning��Northern Belles��(inspired by oral histories of women farmers), and��Secrets of Luuce Talk Tavern, 2012 winner of the CTAM contest. She adapted the meditations of Gwen Frostic for��Chaotic Harmony,��a choreopoem. She is founding editor of��Dunes Review, former president of Michigan Writers, Inc., instructor at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College, MA; Interlochen College of Creative Arts; and appears at conferences throughout the country. She and her husband, David Early, built their home near Empire, Michigan.