Maureen Owen

Maureen Owen, former editor and chief of Telephone Magazine and Telephone Books, currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Edges of Waterfrom Chax Press. Her titleErosion’s Pullfrom Coffee House Press was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Balcones Poetry Prize. Her collection American Rush: Selected Poemswas a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and her work AE(Amelia Earhart)was a recipient of the prestigious Before Columbus American Book Award. She has most recently published work in Dispatches,Positive Magnets #5, Resist much/Obey Little, The Denver Quarterly, Vanitas, New American Writing,and Bombay Gin.An instructor of numerous workshops and classes in poetry and book production, her awards include grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Fund for Poetryand a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught at Naropa University, both on campus and in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program,and served as editor-in-chief of Naropa’s on-line zine not enough night. She can be found reading her work on the PennSound website.

Other books include Imaginary Income, Zombie Notes, a brass choir approaches the burial ground,The No-Travels Journal, and Untapped Maps.

A special selection of poems from her title Erosion’s Pull, in collaboration with the stunning art of New York artist Yvonne Jacquette, is available from Granary Books.Her work has been included in several anthologies including Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing By Women. She served as program coordinator at The St. Mark’s Poetry Project in New York for a famously lengthly time. She published 19 issues of her magazine, Telephone, and her small press Telephone Books has published over 30 titles.

“In Erosion’s Pull, Maureen Owen
epitomizes quantum poetics
being in 67 places at one time
The Atomizer”
—Bernadette Mayer

Maureen Owen ball point by Yvonne Jacquette of reading at St Marks