Candace Black, M.F.A.

Professor and Director of the Good Thunder Reading Series | Creative Writing

Address: 212A Armstrong Hall (AH 212A)
Phone: (507) 389-2680
Email: candace.black@mnsu.edu

Education:

  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana
  • B.A. in English from California State University, Chico

Biography:
Candace Black grew up on U.S. Marine Corps bases, mostly in Southern California where her father’s artillery had room to practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Chico and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. A poet and creative nonfiction writer, she has published two books of poetry— Whereabouts (Snake River Press, 2017) and The Volunteer (New Rivers Press, 2003)—and a poetry chapbook, Casa Marina (RopeWalk Press, 2010). Individual poems and essays have been published in many journals, including Hubbub, New Madrid, Ninth Letter, Pinyon, Quarterly West, Third Coast, Turnrow, War, Literature and the Arts, Willow Springs, The Writer’s Almanac.

Recent Publications:
Black, Candace, “Where are the Birds?,” in press, Caesura, 2018.

Black, Candace, “St. Francis, Double Amputee,” in press, Miramar, 2018.

Black, Candace, “Inheritance,” in press, Prairie Schooner, Fall 2018.

Black, Candace, Whereabouts (New Rivers Press, 2017).

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