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Haynes, Douglas

Douglas Haynes

Office: Radford 204
Phone: 920-424-0914
Office Hours:  on leave through August 2015



Personal Statement

I teach creative writing and write narrative nonfiction, personal essays, journalism, and poetry.  My work has appeared in more than thirty-five publications in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Currently, I am writing a narrative nonfiction book that tells the stories of two women who fled poverty and personal crises in rural Nicaragua to settle in a lakeside squatter community in the sprawling capital, Managua.  As these women and their families reinvent their lives in one of the world's most disaster-prone cities, they reveal both urban pioneers' inventive resilience and the web of challenges increasingly defining the planet's exploding metropolises: inequality, climate change, pollution, and disease.  My research for this project has been supported by UW Oshkosh faculty development grants and a grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists.



  • MFA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Poetry (2002)
  • BA, University of Wisconsin Madison, English and Environmental Studies (1996)

Courses Taught

  • Writing Across Cultures in Nicaragua
  • Travel, Literature, and Culture
  • Nature Writing
  • Forms of Literary Nonfiction
  • Autobiography
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Connect: Advanced Writing

    Selected Publications 

    • "Mango, Mango! Into the Heart of Central America's Largest Market." Orion. May/June & July/August 2014.
    • "Last Word," "Bats," "Corn Moon" & "Natural Medicine." Terrain. Fall 2012.
    • "Storms Without Names." Boston Review. February 2012.
    • "Elsewhere." Crab Orchard Review. Winter/Spring 2012.
    • "The Lake at the Bottom of the Bottom." Virginia Quarterly Review. Summer 2011.
    • "Corn in Twenty-One Countries." Silk Road Review. Summer/Fall 2011.
    • "Back Seat, Front Seat." Witness. Summer 2011.
    • "Of Monarchs & Men." Flyway. Spring 2011.
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