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Cheryl Savageau

Cheryl Savageau is the author of three collections of poetry, Mother/Land, Dirt Road Home, which was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Home Country. She has won Fellowships in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and has been twice nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her children’s book, Muskrat Will Be Swimming, was a Smithsonian Notable Book, won the Skipping Stones Award for children’s environmental literature, and Best Children’s Book of the Year from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. Her work has appeared most recently in Yellow Medicine Review, Cape Cod Review, and Hinchas de Poesia and in the anthologies, Sovereign Erotics, and Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. In 2018, she will be teaching at the Bread Loaf School of English and Wheaton College. Her memoir, Out of the Crazywoods, is out for submission.