Artist Profile - Deirdre Lockwood
Deirdre Lockwood has a Master’s in creative writing from Boston University and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Poetry Northwest, The Threepenny Review, Yale Review, and Tahoma Literary Review, and has been featured online in Poetry Daily, Mud Season Review, and Boxcar Poetry Review. She has been awarded the Glascock Poetry Prize and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry prize. She has received creative writing fellowships and grants from the Fulbright Program, the Elizabeth George Foundation, Richard Hugo House, and Willapa Bay AiR. She lives in Seattle, and works as a science journalist.
Dierdre received 2016 GAP funding to take two months to concentrate full-time on revising the manuscript of her novel in progress, The Breath of Fishes, and prepare to submit it to agents. The Breath of Fishes is about an American woman who leaves her husband and teenage son for Iceland, propelled by her desire to become a scientist and her deep concern about climate change. But when she mysteriously stops contacting her family, her 17-year-old son, Leif, runs away from home to search for her.