Maxine Scates

Maxine Scates is the author of My Wilderness (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021); Undone (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2011), Black Loam (WordTech Communications, 2005), and Toluca Street (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989). She is the recipient of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Oregon Book Award for Poetry, the Lyre Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission and from Literary Arts. A former Poetry Editor of Northwest Review, she taught poetry at Lane Community College, Lewis and Clark College, and Reed College. Scates lives in Eugene, Oregon.