Duane Ackerson lived in Salem, Oregon. He was Director of Creative Writing at Idaho State University, poet-in-residence at Willamette University (Salem, Oregon), and, for twenty five years, was a state of Oregon employee, with most of this time spent as a research analyst, writer/editor, and employment economist. He published several hundred poems, prose poems, translations, essays and short stories in places that include Rolling Stone, The Christian Science Monitor, Yankee, Prairie Schooner, and Strange Horizons, as well as in a number of anthologies. He received a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship, an NEA arts administration internship, and several Rhysling short poem awards from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He published a half dozen collections of his work. Duane Ackerson passed away on 04/19/2020. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth and his wife Cathy.
Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2010
Notes on Decoding Snowflakes
Taking Back the Moon
The War on Terror