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Biography

Endi Bogue Hartigan is author of two books of poetry and her work has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies, and collaborations. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, poet Patrick Playter Hartigan, and their son. Her second book, Pool [5 choruses] (Omnidawn, 2014) was selected by Cole Swensen for the 2014 Omnidawn Open Poetry Book Prize and was a finalist for the 2015 Oregon Book Award. Her first book One Sun Storm (Center for Literary Publishing, 2008) was selected by Martha Ronk for the Colorado Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award. Interviews on her writing have appeared in Jacket 2, The Conversant, and Small Press Review. In 2012 she published the chapbook out of the flowering ribs in collaboration with visual artist Linda Hutchins, which includes a long poem and drawings stemming from a joint process-based exhibit, silver and rust.

Her poetry have been published in numerous magazines and publications including Interim, Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, Chicago Review, Ostrich Review, Verse, VOLT, Pleiades, Omniverse, the Feralist, Free Verse, The Oregonian, Tinfish, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Insurance, LVNG, Quarterly West, New Orleans Review, Peep/Show: A Taxonomic Exercise in Textual and Visual Seriality, Yew, Northwest Review, Antioch Review, and other magazines, as well as the anthologies including Make it True: Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press, 2015), February (February Press, 2015), Jack London is Dead (Tinfish, 2012), and Salt (Nestucca Spit, 2005).

Endi has collaborated with artists and writers in the Pacific Northwest, and has read and presented at numerous venues. In 2016, she was awarded an artist residency at Playa Summer Lake, a residency for artist, naturalists, and scientists. She is a former member of 13 Hats, an artist writer collaborative, and a former member of the collective of writers who organize the Spare Room reading series. With Patrick Playter Hartigan, she co-founded and edited the poetry magazine Spectaculum, publishing long poems, series, and projects best presented at length. She has lived primarily on the west coast and Hawaii, and is a graduate of Reed College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. Endi has worked for years in communications for public higher education, as well as other positions in education.