Warren Woessner


Warren Woessner

Warren Woessner (born May 31, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) grew up in a farm town in southern New Jersey. After studying creative writing with James McConkey and A. R. Ammons at Cornell University, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1966, where he co-founded Abraxas Magazine and WORT-FM. He received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Woessner's father also received a Ph.D. from Madison. Woessner lived in New York City in the early 1980s; he is today an avid birder. His poetry has been widely published and anthologized. Woessner lives in Minneapolis, where he works as a biotechnology patent attorney.

Woessner's chapbooks and collections of poetry are as follows: The Forest and the Trees: Poems (Quixote Press, 1968); The Rivers Return (Gunrunner Press, 1969); Inroads: Poems (Madison, Wisconsin: Modine Gunch Press, 1970); Cross-Country: Poems (Quest Publications, 1972); Landing (Ithaca House, 1973); Lost Highway (College of the Mainland, 1977); No Hiding Place (Spoon River Poetry Press, 1979); Storm Lines: A Collection of Poems (New Rivers Press, 1987); Clear to Chukchi: Poems from Alaska (Poetry Harbor, 1995); Iris Rising (BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998); Chemistry, A Poem (Pudding House Publications, 2002); Greatest Hits 1965-2000 (Columbus, Ohio: Pudding House Publications, 2003); Our Hawk (The Toothpaste Press, 2005); Clear All the Rest of the Way (The Backwaters Press, 2008)


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