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About Anne-Marie Oomen

Anne-Marie Oomen is author of Pulling Down the Barn (Wane State University Press) which received a Michigan Notable Book Award; two chapbooks of poetry, Seasons of  the Sleeping Bear and Moniker (with Ray Nargis); and the forthcoming Uncoded Woman, (Milkweed Editions). She  is also represented in New Poems of the Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Poetry and was editor Looking Over My Shoulder: Reflections on the Twentieth Century, an anthology of seniors' essays funded by Michigan Humanities Council. She has written and produced several plays including the award-winning Northern Belles and Wives of An American King, based on the James Jesse Strang story.  She is chair of the Creative Writing Department at Interlochen Arts Academy, a premier arts school located in Northern Michigan where she teaches fiction, poetry and playwriting, and serves as faculty editor for the Interlochen Review. She is an active member of Michigan Writers, Inc. and the Theater Guild. She and her husband have built their own home in Empire, Michigan where they live with a large cat named Walt Whitman.


Middle school teachers: Read "From the Bottom Up," a guest teacher lesson by Anne Marie Oomen.

High school teachers: Read "The Half-Way Through Problem," a guest teacher lesson by Anne Marie Oomen.