Sandra Dorr grew up in Minnesota, writing short stories, and worked as a writer and editor in New York and Paris, before she saw the light and moved West. She finished an M.A. in English at the University of Colorado, Boulder, voiced essays for N.P.R. and Monitoradio, and wrote editorials as a “Colorado Voices” writer for the Denver Post.

She has taught all ages as a poet-in-residence in four Western states, and creative writing at eight colleges and universities, including Pacific College, Lewis & Clark, and Washington State University-Vancouver, where she directed the writing program in the 1990s.’

Her work has won two state literature awards, the “New Discovery” Poetry Award, and poetry awards from the Colorado Poetry Society, Salt Hill and the New Delta Review. Desert Water, a book of poems, appeared from Lithic Press in 2009. She teaches Women’s Wilderness Writing retreats and writing workshops in Grand Junction, where she lives with her family.

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