Teacher/Presenter Bios for CMarie
Longest Bio: (286 words)
CMarie Fuhrman was born and grew in the shadow of Horsetooth Mountain and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. She was introduced to wild places and beings by parents who grew off the land–hunting, fishing, and gardening–and passed their knowledge and passion on to their two daughters. CMarie has spent nearly her entire life living along the backbone of the Rockies, and she has now been in west central Idaho for over a decade.
From the Frank Church Wilderness to the deep waters of the Salmon and Snake rivers, west-central Idaho has become more than home for her, more than a character in her writing, but part of her, intrinsic to everything she is. CMarie works with organizations that defend beings such as grizzlies, rivers such as the South Fork of the Salmon, and the bodies of Native women—where destruction and erasure are mirrored in humans—with an undeniable understanding of the urgency that surrounds protecting these places, both wild and urban.
CMarie is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems and co-editor of Cascadia: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices. She has written poetry and nonfiction published in many magazines and anthologies, such as Emergence Magazine, Terrain.org, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts, and others. CMarie is the Associate Director and Director of the Poetry Concentration in the Graduate Program for Creative Writing at Western Colorado University, where she also teaches nature writing. CMarie is a regular columnist for The Inlander, a former Idaho Writer in Residence, and the Elk River Writers Workshop director. CMarie hosts Terra Firma, a podcast from Colorado Public Radio, and resides in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho. CmarieFuhrman.com
Short Bio: (99 words)
CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems and co-editor of Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft, and Conversations. She has published or forthcoming poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals and anthologies. CMarie is a regular columnist for the Inlander, former Idaho Writer in Residence, and Director of the Elk River Writers Workshop. She is Associate Director and Director of Poetry at Western Colorado University, where she teaches nature writing. CMarie hosts Terra Firma, a podcast from Colorado Public Radio, and resides in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho. CMarieFuhrman.com
Shortest Bio: (30 words)
Poet, writer, and educator CMarie Fuhrman resides in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho with a dog and a fisheries biologist. Check out everything else she does at CMarieFuhrman.com