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Haynes, Douglas

Douglas Haynes

Office: Radford 204

Phone: 920-424-0914


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Personal Statement

 I teach creative writing and write narrative non fiction, 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.

Recommended Reading

  • Refusing Heaven, Jack Gilbert
  • Palestinian Walks, Raja Shehadeh
  • Nox, Anne Carson
  • By the Lake of Sleeping Children, Luis Alberto Urrea


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

Courses Taught:

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

    Selected Publications and/or Activities:

    • "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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