Lowell Jaeger

Lowell Jaeger teaches creative writing at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. He is author of four collections of poems: War On War (Utah State University Press, 1988), Hope Against Hope (Utah State University Press 1990),Suddenly Out of a Long Sleep (Arctos Press, 2009), and WE (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2010).

He is founding editor of Many Voices Press and recently edited New Poets of the American West, an anthology of poets from western states. He previously edited an anthology of Montana poets, Poems Across the Big Sky. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council. He lives in Yellow Bay, Montana on Flathead Lake.

Most recently, Jaeger was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work with the Project on Civic Reflection (Valparaiso University) since 2004, serving as a national trainer, teaching others to lead discussion sessions. In Montana, he leads discussions with AmeriCorp and VISTA volunteers serving Montana Conservation Corps and Montana Campus Corps.  His essay about leading discussions with Montana Conservation Corps—”Picks, Pulaskis, and Poems”—was included in the “United We Serve” website for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

List of Previous Publications:

War On War  (Utah State University Press, 1988) Nominee, Los Angeles Times Book Award
Hope Against Hope  (Utah State University Press, 1990)
Suddenly Out of a Long Sleep  (Arctos Press, 2009) Finalist, Paterson Poetry Prize
WE  (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2010)


Poems Across the Big Sky: an anthology of Montana poets  (Many Voices Press, 2007)
New Poets of the American West: an anthology of poets from 11 Western states (ManyVoices Press, 2010)

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