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Jeremy Pataky

McCarthy and Anchorage, Alaska ·  907-244-7717  · ·


MFA Creative Writing, Poetry ·  2007 ·  University of Montana, Missoula                    

BA English, Creative Writing Emphasis ·  2001 ·  Western Washington University, Bellingham  
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
·  2009 ·  The Foraker Group, Anchorage, Alaska                


full length:

Overwinter, University of Alaska Press · Alaska Literary Series. March 2015


Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds, ed. Yvonne Blomer, Caitlin Books, forthcoming

Bright Bones: An Anthology of Contemporary Montana Writing, Open Country Press, 2018

Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, ed. Yvonne Blomer, Caitlin Books, 2017

Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales Volume 3. Scablands Books, 2017

Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia, ed. Paul E. Nelson. Leaf Press, 2015

A Natural History of Now: Reports from the Edge of Nature. Kelson Books, 2012

Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, ed. by Kim Wyatt and Erin Bechtol. Bona Fide Books, 2011

Other Literary Publications

2022  In a Time of Change · Boreal Forest Stories booklet
2022   Two poems,, October 2022

2019   Essay, Edible Alaska, No. 13, Fall 2019 

2017   Two poems, The Northern Review, No. 46, Fall 2017

2017   We Alaskans, Alaska Dispatch News, 1-15-2017

2016   Anchorage Press, cover essay, 9-2016 

2016   Anchorage Press, cover story, interview with John Luther Adams, 8-25-16

2016, personal essay

2015   Cascadia Review, two poems 

2015   Emily, an anthology of Emily Dickinson-inspired works, two poems

2014   Cirque, Vol. 6.1, two poems

2013   Colorado Review, Fall/Winter issue, three poems

2013   49 Writers Blog, “Jeremy P. interviews Tom Kizzia on Pilgrim’s Wilderness” 7-16-14

2013   49 Writers Blog, “Jeremy Pataky interviews Joan Kane” 5-14-14

2013   49 Writers Blog, “Committed to Memory” 4-16-14

2011   Ice Floe II, “How the Mistress, Distressed, Insinuated Herself into Place”  

2009   Black Warrior Review, “A Brief History Behind Landing Here” Fall/Winter, 36.1 

2009   Cirque, “After This Life” Vol. 1, No. 2 

2009   The Northern Review, Issue 31, Review of Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North,

            edited by Michael Engelhard. 

2008   Left Facing Bird - four poems

2008   49 Writers Blog, “Leaving Resurrection by Eva Saulitis” 11-17-08

2008   49 Writers Blog, “Li-Young Lee & the Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference” 12-17-14

2007    The Southeast Review, Volume 25.1, “Domestic Triptych”  

2006    CutBank Poetry 65, review of Past Imperfect by Suzanne Buffam

2006    Camas, Winter issue - four poems

2006    LORE: Rhetoric, Writing, Culture - six poems

2005    Anchorage Daily News and LitSite Alaska, - winning short story and poem published from ADN/UAA

            Creative Writing Contest

2005    Alaska Public Radio, read “Homestead” poem on air for National Poetry Month

2005    Softblow, Fall issue - five poems

2004    Square Lake, November issue, “Beach Stone Sun” - poetry

2004    Anchorage Daily News, June - short story and interview

2002    Crab Creek Review, Spring/Summer issue, “Buried Poems” - poetry

2001    Jeopardy Magazine, vol. 38 - two poems

2000   Jeopardy Magazine, vol. 37, “Cartographers” 

Readings, Interviews, Appearances, & Reviews 

Alaska World Arts Festival, reading with Ray Ball, Linda Martin, Marybeth Holleman, Homer. 9-21-22
Boreal Forest Stories, Fairbanks, Alaska, 9-3-22

Jenni House Artist Residency reading and artist talk, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, 1-15-20
Upstreams | Poetry and Prose with Jeremy Pataky & Corinna Cook, at Baked, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. 6-3-19

Such Wild Love w/ MaryBeth Holleman & others. Writer's Block, Anchorage, Alaska. 4-21-19

Voices Carry, hosted by Seward Writers Collective at Seward Public Library, Alaska. 4-17-19

Beyond the Stacks fundraiser for the Anchorage Public Library. 4-6-19

AWP conference, panel moderator, Portland, OR. 3-30-19

Unbound: Poetry On Demand, Anchorage Museum, w/ Joanna Lilley, Adam Mackie, Itzel Zagal, Mindi Vogel, Chaun Ballard, Tara Ballard, Gabriela Halas, and X̱'unei Lance Twitchell. 12-7-18. 

Inland Poetry Prowl, Ellensburg, WA. 4-7-18

Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe Grand Opening, Anchorage, AK. 3-9-18

The Northern Review launch, Fairbanks, AK. 1-20-18

Overwinter review | The Northern Review, by Jamella Hagen. No. 46, Fall 2017 

Refugium book launch, Vancouver Public Library Strathcona Branch, BC. 10-19-17

Presented Art & Life in the Aftermath, a 49 Writers Crosscurrents event, Juneau, AK. 9-29-17

Reading with Julie LeMay at Juneau Arts & Humanities , Juneau, AK. 3-6-2017

Poetry Parley Reading Series, Anchorage, AK. 11-16-2016

Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, AK. 3-19-16 

Fairbanks Arts Association, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK. 10-3-15

Radio | KSUA 91.5 Downtowner, Fairbanks, AK. 10-2-15 

History Bites program, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK. 9-20-15

​49 Writers Crosscurrents | Gary Geddes and Ann Eriksson, Anchorage Museum, 9-8-15 ​

Wrangell Mountains Center, Porphyry Place. McCarthy, AK. 8-25-15

UAA Campus Bookstore, Anchorage, AK. 8-14-15 

Overwinter review | Southern Humanities Review, by Benjamin Schell. 8-11-15

Overwinter review | NewPages, by Dana Johnson. 7-1-15

Overwinter review | Cirque, by Susanna Mishler. Vol 6, No 2.

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference panel, Homer, AK. 6-16-15 

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conf. faculty reading, Alice's. Homer, AK. 6-14-15 

It's About Time Writer's Reading Series, Ballard Branch library, Seattle, WA. 5-14-15 

Mineral School Celebration & Fundraiser, Hugo House, Seattle, WA. 5-3-15 

After Party Reading, Cascadia Poetry Fest. Nanaimo, BC. 5-2-15 

GetLit! Fest panel with Rick Barot, Yvonne Higgins Leach, Tod Marshall, Jeremy

Pataky, Ellen Welcker, and Jonathan Potter | The Bartlett, Spokane, WA. 4-24-15

Beacon Hill Reading Series, Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA, 4-20-15 ​

The Missoulian, newspaper profile, Missoula, MT. 4-17-15

U of MT 50th anniv. reading & CutBank launch, AWP, Minneapolis, MN. 4-9-15

Signing | University of Alaska Press table, AWP, Minneapolis, MN. 4-10-15

Alaska Writers and Presses offsite reading, AWP, Minneapolis, MN. 4-9-15 

University Book Store, Seattle, WA. 4-7-15

Television | KTUU Channel 2, Anchorage. 4-6-15 

Radio | KTOO, Juneau, AK. 3-24-15

Haines Borough Public Library, Haines, AK. 3-20-15

Heritage Coffee Roasting Company, Juneau, AK. 3-19, 15 

Radio | KINY's Capital Chat with Sharon Gaiptman, Juneau, AK. 3-19, 15 

Radio | KTOO Juneau Afternoon, Juneau, AK. 3-19-15

Capital City Weekly newspaper interview, Juneau, AK. 3-18-15

Anchorage Press, newspaper interview, Anchorage. 3-12-15

Overwinter book launch, Hugi-Lewis Studio, Anchorage. 3-13-15 

Cirque Vol. 6.1 launch | Fireside Books, Palmer, AK. 2-15-15 

Cabin Fever Pop-up Film Series reading: Kincaid Bunker. Anchorage Museum. Curated by Michael Walsh. Anchorage. 2-7-15 
Reading | Cabin Fever Pop-up Film Series | Bunnell Street Arts Center in assoc. with Anchorage Museum. Curated by Michael Walsh. Homer, Alaska. 1-31-15

Exhibiting Nature Conference | University of Westminster, London. Co-hosted by Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Westminster, and the Anchorage Museum. 2-9-14

Kennecott Mines National Historic Monument, AK, Wrangell Mountains Poetry

Workshop with Dan Beachy-Quick. Wrangell Mountains Center. Faculty reading. 8-14-12      

Denali Education Center, Permanent Vacation reading with Christine Byl and Tom Walker. Denali Park, AK. 7-29-11​

Kennecott Mines Ntl. Historic Mnmt. Wrangell Mountains Poetry Workshop w/ Elizabeth Bradfield. Faculty reading. 8-14-11

State of the Hood: 50 Years of Alaska Poetry w/ Richard Dauenhauer, Sheila Nickerson, & Diane Benson. Alaska Poetry League. Wild Berry Theater, Anchorage. 4-4-11 

Don Rearden's The Raven’s Gift Book Launch. Snow Goose, Anchorage. 2-16-11​

FREEZE: A Month-long Celebration of Alaska & Life in the North w/ Don Rearden and Joan Kane. Anchorage Museum. 1-31-09

Missoula Public Library Poetry Month Series, Missoula, MT. April 14, 2008.

New Lakes Reading & Performance Series w/ Christine Hume. The Wilma, Missoula, MT. 3-15-08

​Radio | New Lakes Poetry Radio. KGBA 89.9 FM. Missoula, MT. March 16, 2008.

Winter Interlude Exhibition reading, Forward Montana, Missoula, MT. 1-4-08

Homesteading, with Grace Egbert. The Stensrud, Missoula, MT, 4-26-08.

Museum of Natural Futures. The Crystal Theater, Missoula, MT, 12-8-05.

Reading & Craft talk | Crisis Carnival: New Horizons in Environmental Rhetoric. SDSU, San Diego, CA. 10-22-05

Jeopardy Magazine Author Gala. Western Washington U, Bellingham, WA. 5-01

​Honors and Awards

2015     Career Opportunity Grant, Alaska State Council the Arts

2013     Tupelo Press 1st/2nd Book Award Finalist

2012     Alaska Humanities Forum General Grant

2011     1st Place Winner: Fairbanks Arts Association Statewide Poetry Contest

2010    1st Place Winner: UAA /Anchorage Daily News Creative Writing Contest, Poetry

2007    Poetry Fellowship, University of Montana, 2006-2007

2005    Teaching Fellowship, University of Montana, 2005-2006

2006    Scholarship, Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Homer Council on the Arts

2006    Bertha Morton Scholarship, University of Montana

2006    Grant to attend AWP Conference, University of Montana

2006    Grant to attend Napa Valley Writers Conference, University of Montana

2005    1st Place, General Public, UAA/Anchorage Daily News Creative Writing Contest, Poetry

2005    1st Place, General Public, UAA/Anchorage Daily News Creative Writing Contest, Fiction

2005    AWP Intro Award Sole Nominee, University of Montana

2005    Grant to present at SDSU conference, University of Montana

2004    Honorable Mention, Gen Public, UAA/Anchorage Daily News Creative, Writing Contest, Poetry

2004    Honorable Mention, Anchorage Press Haiku Contest

2003    Grand Prize Winner, Anchorage Press Short Shorts Contest

2000    AWP Intro Award Nominee, Western Washington University


Teaching Experience

2017   Guest lecturer, Evergreen State College, Wrangell Mountains Center. McCarthy, AK

2015    Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, two workshops. KPC. Homer, AK 

2015    GetLit! Festival, one workshop. Eastern Washington University. Spokane, WA

2015    49 Writers, poetry reading class at Juneau Arts and Humanities Center, Juneau, AK

2015    Guest Instructor, UAA undergrad creative writing class. Anchorage, AK

2014    49 Writers, Tutka Bay Writers Retreat breakout session leader, Tutka Bay Lodge, AK

2013    University of Alaska Anchorage Adjunct Instructor, Introductory Poetry Workshop

2013    49 Writers, Poetry Mentor 

2012    Wrangell Mountains Poetry Workshop Director, McCarthy, AK

2011    49 Writers, Tutka Bay Writers Retreat breakout session leader, Tutka Bay Lodge, AK

2011    Wrangell Mountains Poetry Workshop Director, McCarthy, AK

2010    Alaska Wildlands Studies Program guest instructor, UC Monterey Bay, Wrangell

           Mountains Center. McCarthy, AK

2010   BA Thesis Committee Member · Vanessa Willcox-Healey Facilitating Research in a                           

           National Park: Wrangell-St. Elias Research Summit, Alaska Pacific University

2008   Alaska Wildlands Studies Program guest lecturer, UC Monterey Bay, Wrangell

            Mountains Center. McCarthy, AK

05-08  University of Montana, Composition Instructor, Missoula, MT

07-08  The Writing Center, University of Montana, Tutor, Missoula, MT

07-08  Missoula Writing Collaborative instructor, Missoula, MT

2007    Instructor, Introduction to Poetry Writing Workshop, University of Montana  

04-05  Substitute Teacher, Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK  

Arts Consulting &  Employment, selected

2016-20 · 49 Writers, Inc., Executive Director 
2013-17 · Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program Coordinator

​2016 · Conference Director, Constellate: Alaska Arts Convergence, ASCA

​2014 · Anchorage Museum's Polar Lab Creative Direction Team Member, Web Team Member, coordinator

​2014 · Conference Director, Latitude: Alaska Arts Convergence, ASCA​

2008-13 · Executive Director, Wrangell Mountains Center, McCarthy, Alaska

Conferences, Residencies, and Service     

2020   Residency: Jenni House, collab. with Kristin Link, January, Whitehorse, Yukon

2019    AWP conference, presenter, Portland, OR

2018    INTER:CONNECT ~ 2018 Alaska Arts Convergence, ASCA. Fairbanks, AK 

2018    NEA Creative Forces Summit, JBER, Anchorage, AK

2017    8th Annual Tutka Bay Writers Workshop with Louise Erdrich. Director. AK
2016    Alliance of Artists Communities Conference. Substitute presenter. Portland, OR 

2016    Constellate: Alaska Arts Convergence, ASCA. Anchorage, AK

2015    Residency: Playa, Summer Lake, OR 

2015    Residency: Willowtail Springs, Mancos, CO

2015    Alliance of Artist Communities Conference. Moderator. Providence, RI  

2015    49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat w/ Gary Geddes & Ann Eriksson. Coordinator, Tutka Bay Lodge

2015    Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference. Faculty. Homer, AK

2015    Cascadia Poetry Festival. Nanaimo, BC, Canada 

2015    GetLit! Festival, Eastern Washington University. Faculty. Spokane, WA

2014    Alliance of Artists Communities Conference. Charleston, SC

2014    49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat with Carolyn Forché. Tutka Bay Lodge, AK

2014    Arctic Desert Residency Expedition, Anchorage Museum. Kobuk Valley Ntn'l Park, AK

2014    Presenter, YOU ARE HERE: 61° N · 149° W: Alaska Arts Convergence. Anchorage, AK  

2014    Associated Writers & Writing Programs Conference. Seattle, WA

2014    Presenter, Reading and Exhibiting Nature Conference. University of Westminster 

2013    Juror, ArtPlace Old Town Artist in Residence, Bunnell Street Arts Center. Homer, AK

2013    Engaging Artists in Professional Residencies: How This Support Impacts Careers. Anchorage Museum

2013    Juror, Annual Operating Support Grants, ASCA

2012    Judge, Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest, State Finals. March 27. Juneau, AK 

2012    Presenter: Creative Communities: Alaska Arts & Culture Conference. Anchorage, AK  

2011    49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat with Dani Shapiro. Tutka Bay Lodge, AK

2010    Creative CrossPollination Workshop w Frank Soos, Margo Klass, Jonny Gray, & Maria Shell. MXY, AK

2010    Judge, Letters About Literature Contest, Alaska Center for the Book.

2009    Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop with Scott Russell Sanders. McCarthy, AK

2009    Alaska Arts and Culture Conference, Alaska State Council on the Arts. Anchorage, AK

2008    Associated Writers & Writing Programs Conference. New York, NY

2006    Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference with Jeffrey Eugenides. Homer, AK

2006    Napa Valley Writers’ Conference with Brenda Hillman, et al. St. Helena, CA

2006    Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Austin, TX

2003    Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, UAA. Anchorage, AK

Community and Special Projects

2014-present    McCarthy Area Council, Board Member. McCarthy, AK

2010-16              49 Writers, Inc. board member. Former VP and then Pres. 

2009-13             Still North/Synergies Reading Series, Founder and Director. Anchorage, AK

2012                   Kennicott Valley Bear Safety Pamphlet. McCarthy, AK

2006-07            CutBank Literary Magazine, Poetry Co-Editor. Missoula, MT

2005-06            Second Wind Reading Series, Co-curator. Missoula, MT

2000-01            Bellingham Review, staff reader. Bellingham, WA


2017    Several columns in Anchorage Press 

2014    61º North, Anchorage's Quarterly City & Lifestyle Magazine, feature 

2014    Rasmuson Foundation Blog: Reflect. Share., guest post

2013    Arctic Sounder and Alaska Dispatch, feature 

2013    49 Writers Blog, “The Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program Includes a

            Niche for Poets and Writers”,  

2007    Snowshoe Magazine, miscellaneous articles

2005    Alaska Business Monthly, August issue, feature 

2005    AK This Month, February issue, feature 

2005    48 Degrees North, feature, April

2005    The Weather Notebook, NPR. Wrote and produced “Whittier, Alaska”. Aired April 11.

04-05   Westside Pulse, numerous articles


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2010 - present

2010 - present

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