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Jennifer Boyden

County: Walla Walla County




Grants for Artist Projects 2004
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Jennifer Boyden received a 2004 GAP to take a two-month sabbatical from teaching and help defray living expenses while spending the summer in a cabin near the Rouge River wilderness region. The cabin will provide an environment for the author to complete a series of essays related to her daily walks through a nature reserve near Walla Walla, as well as begin a new body of essays related to the Rouge River region. Walking and Other Celebrations of Place: An Essay Series will, “explore observations of the external landscape and how it creates and informs an internal landscape.” Contemplations about how we encounter and move through place and ideas generated by a dedication to these walks will form the structure and theme of this project.

The Mouths of Grazing Things won the 2010 Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

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