BK Loren

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BK Loren’s most recent books include the multi-award winning novel, Theft, and the essay collection, Animal, Mineral, Radical. Her work has been published widely in magazines and anthologies, like Orion, Graze, New Mexico, Parabola, the Best Spiritual Writing anthologies (2004 and 2012), and many others. She has been nominated for Pushcarts five times, and is grateful to have received many fellowships, grants, and awards. She attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop MFA program long ago, and she now teaches across the US and Canada (Iowa Summer Festival, Taos Summer Conference, Chatham Community of Writers, and so on). She has also worked as a ranch hand, locked psych ward attendant, sous chef, car shagger (official title), fence builder, sod layer, teacher of Greek language and mythology, and many other jobs that she feels influence her work equally as much as her formal study of writing. She lives in Colorado with her partner, two cats, and two dogs. She is currently completing her second novel and a new book of nonfiction. The publisher of her first book told her she wrote like she was raised by wolves. She tries to live up to that daily.  

BK Loren's Published Work

  • Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food

    Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food

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  • Theft


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BK is an instructor for our time — ruthlessly unafraid of pedagogical convention, and even less so the notion of dissenting from it. It's got to be a tightrope, both keeping the coursework challenging and student writers empowered and engaged. She does both effortlessly.
S. W. Quinn

BK Loren's Articles

The Lookout

What is Emotional Chronology?

May 02, 2018

That’s a pretty great painting of a kingfisher, isn’t it? What? You don’t agree?