Deirdre Fagan is a widow, wife, mother of two, and associate professor and coordinator of creative writing in the English, Literature, and World Languages Department at Ferris State University. Fagan is the author of the memoir, Find a Place for Me, Pact Press (Nov. 1 2022), an Eric Hoffer Category Finalist and Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist collection of short stories, The Grief Eater, Adelaide Books (2020), a chapbook of poetry, Have Love, Finishing Line Press (2019), and a reference book, Critical Companion to Robert Frost, Facts on File (2007). Fagan has also written academic essays on poetry, memoir, and pedagogy. Find a Place for Me was longlisted for Memoir Magazine's 2022 Memoir Prize for Books and Fagan's poem “Outside In” was a Best of the Net finalist in 2018. She is also a poetry Pushcart Prize nominee and the poetry editor for Orange Blossom Review.
Awards and Recognition
- 2022 Eric Hoffer Category Finalist and Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist for The Grief Eater collection of short stories. Memoir Magazine's Memoir Prize for Books longlist for Find a Place for Me. 2018 Best of the Net Finalist for the poem, "Outside In."