Creative Writing Faculty and Staff

Chris Dombrowski

Chris Dombrowski

Visiting Professor

Office: LA 117
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Chris Dombrowski is the author of the memoir Body of Water (Milkweed Editions), a Bloomberg News 2016 Book of the Year and a Top Ten Indie Next Pick from the American Booksellers Associaton. In addition, he has published three books of poems, By Cold Water, a Poetry Foundation Bestseller, Earth Again, and Ragged Anthem, all from Wayne State University Press. His essays and poems have appeared in many publications and anthologies including Poetry, Orion, Outside, The Southern Review, The Sun, Michigan Quarterly ReviewGuernica, and Gulf Coast. For the better part of two decades he has taught creative writing to a vast array of age groups, most recently as the Distinguished Kittredge Writer at the University of Montana. He lives with his family in Missoula, Montana, where he founded and co-directs the Beargrass Writing Retreat. His second book of nonfiction, tentatively titled The Nature of Wonder, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2022.