Meet the Poet
Eleanor Swanson’s fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of publications including The Missouri Review, Black Warrior Review, High Plains Literary Review, The Denver Quarterly, and The Southern Review. Awards include a Fiction Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship in Literature (fiction). Her first poetry collection, A Thousand Bonds: Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her novel is Before the Reef (Plainview Press). Little Houses, her debut short story collection, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Conundrum Press published her third book of poetry--Memory’s Rooms. Most recently, 3: A Taos Press published Trembling in the Bones: A Commemorative Edition Honoring the 100 Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre. Her second short story collection, Exiles and Expatriates, winner of the 2013 Press Americana Prize for Prose, is forthcoming from Hollywood Books. A native of Miami, Florida, Swanson now lives in Denver and teaches environmental literature and fiction and poetry workshops at Regis University, where she is a professor in the English Department. Read.