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Digging to the Roots 2016 Ina Roy Faderman

Ina Roy-Faderman is the winner of the 2016 Digging to the Roots Color Poetry Contest. Congratulations Ina!

Ina Roy-Faderman’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Right Hand Pointing, Clade Song, the Tupelo 30/30 Project and elsewhere; California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia named her “Elegy for Water” the winning poem of the Richmond Anthology of Poetry. A good mid-western girl of Bengali heritage, she received her creative writing training while completing an M.D.-Ph.D. (Stanford-UC Berkeley). Currently, she teaches bioethics for Oregon State University, is a fiction editor for Rivet Journal, and works as a librarian at a school for gifted children.

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Digging to the Roots Calendar Winner, Larry Gavin

Larry Gavin, Faribault Minnesota

Larry Gavin’s three books of poetry Necessities, Least Resistance, and Stone & Sky are all from Red Dragonfly Press at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota.  In addition to poetry, Mr. Gavin worked for fifteen years as senior editor for Midwest Fly Fishing Magazine, where he wrote over eighty articles on the environment, fly fishing, and issues facing the Midwest’s cold-water streams.  He currently writes weekly for Minnesota Outdoor News, and coordinates writing panels for The Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo in Chicago and Minneapolis each year.

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Digging to the Roots Calendar Winner, Janet McCann

Janet McCann, College Station, Texas

Janet McCann is a Texas crone poet who has been teaching at Texas A&M since 1969.  She had an NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), fellowship grant in Poetry in 1989, and has numerous chapbooks and books as well as individual poems in journals.  Her most recent collection is Carlos’ Cafe (Sacramento Poetry Center, 2012).