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WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE! I’m Jeff Fearnside, writer, editor, speaker, teacher, workshop leader, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Follow the links above or below to read some of my work, contact me regarding readings and workshops, explore Asia through my photo travelogue, and much more.

You may want to bookmark this site, as I regularly update current material and add new material. Thanks for visiting, and please return often!

Bio

Poetry Chapbook Out

Travelogue: Asia

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At China’s Taklamakan (Go-in-and-you-won’t-come-out) Desert

Lake, and Other Poems of Love in a Foreign Land  by Jeff Fearnside
Kent, Ohio: Standing Rock Cultural Arts

The book has such a strong sense of being in that culture, the tangible feeling of being in the markets and landscape, the smoke, the smells, all with an island of love within in the space of 10 poems.—Allan Peterson, author of five chapbooks and four full-length books of poetry, most recently Fragile Acts (McSweeney’s, 2012)

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Where to find my work:

Latest News

Copies of the following journals and anthologies that include my work are available; click on each cover image for order info:

Jan. 30, 2014

I have some good news to start off the new year: my short story “A Husband and Wife Are One Satan,” which originally appeared in Potomac Review, has been selected to appear later this year in the anthology Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet, to be published by Press 53 and edited by Clifford Garstang.

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  ‘Itam’ has been reprinted in a new anthology, The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays, published by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc. The book includes 20 prizewinning essays on the subjects of race, ethnicity, culture, place, and identity. Acclaimed writer David Mura contributed the introduction.

‘… Chalk Circle is a truly important book.’—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize Winner and recipient of the Tu Do Chinh Kien Award

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  My essay ‘Ships in the Desert’ appears in a special theme issue on water, the Winter 2011 issue of New Madrid, accompanied by beautiful black-and-white photographs by Kristian Ansand Walter.

This essay was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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  My short stories ‘The Cat People’ and ‘Znamenskaya Russkaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov (The Holy Sign Russian Orthodox Church)’ appear in the Spring 2012 issue of Fjords Review.

‘The Cat People’ has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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  My short story ‘Ball and Chain’ appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Little Patuxent Review. This is their special Social Justice issue.

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  Scent of Cedars contains my short story ‘Going for Broke,’ along with the work of 31 other writers from the Pacific Northwest, including Lisa Roullard, Kris Christensen, and Ken Letko.

‘Fearnside packs a lot of history into his story, and not much of it is pretty. It opens a window into another time….’—Cecelia Hagen, Eugene Weekly

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   A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service contains my essay ‘Itam,’ about my host father in Kazakhstan during my summer training for the Peace Corps. In this second edition, the stories are presented within three themes: ‘Making a Difference,’ ‘Life is Calling,’ and ‘Window to the World.’

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You may also read more of my work here.

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